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The End Of Swiss MD11's.  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2065 times:


Hi!

Time is getting short for SWISS MD11's I presume. According with the information we have about the arrival of the first A340-300's ( mid 2003 ) can we say that SWISS will retire the MD11's in one-to-one basis with the Airbus? There's any schedule date for the MD11's to leave? What will be the destination of these airplanes after they leave SWISS?
I wait good feedback on this matter.
regards

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2049 times:
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I would guess they will end up in MHV, which already has several Swiss and Swiss Asia MD-11s.

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Weren't these birds earmarked for freighter conversion, and to be sold to either FedEx or UPS?


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2383 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

They were, but FedEx decided not to take them over even before Swissair went out of business.


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User currently offlineLgbguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

It is sad to see the Swiss MD11's go, but at least they will fly another day and we can get photos of them wearing another operators colors.

They will more than likely end up at MHV for a short time joining the other birds already there.

lgbguy




User currently offlineJvW From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

I sw one coming into MIA on Saturday...!!!
Beautiful bird indeed.

JvW


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

They are not getting that many A340's. I'm sure the MD-11's will go to another freight carrier. UPS, Saudia or Even LH may take them.

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Yes , Swiss Airlines MD-11 will go to one of thoes freighters company . Sadly to see more and more MD-11s being retired .  Sad


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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

On the SWISS website (and of course on my little ZRH site showed in the profile), you will see a list of all MD11, A340 and their names they will carry. You will see, that all A343 have the same names, as the MD11. So, it's a good guess, that the 12 A343 will replace the 12 remaining MD11 on a one-to-one basis.

Greets
Gerardo



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