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Lufthansa To Take Over Swiss  
User currently offlinePremiereClasse From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

Dow Jones Business News
SWISS PRESS: Lufthansa Bids For Swiss Airline
Sunday July 13, 8:15 am ET

ZURICH -(Dow Jones)- Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. , known by its brand name Swiss, has received a takeover offer from Germany's Lufthansa , Swiss weekly Sonntagszeitung reported Sunday.
"We are talking to various companies on possible cooperation," Swiss spokesman Jean-Claude Clauzel told The Asssociated Press, reiterating earlier statements. He declined to disclose details on these talks.

The newspaper said Lufthansa's offer was made on the condition that the Swiss airline implements the radical restructuring that the airline annouced in June.

The German airline's spokesman, Bernd Hoffmann, told the Associated Press that he knew nothing about the proposal.

The newspaper also said the Swiss government and creditor banks are urging Swiss to accept the offer, but a spokeswoman for the Swiss government declined to comment.

Company Web Site: http://www.swiss.com

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Alot of people think Swiss is Swissair rebranded, infact in one thread in non-aviation one foreign paper said "Swiss formerly known as Swissair", could'nt the company be called something else, they should've kept the Crossair name considering they retaine dtheir IATA code LX.

.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4168 times:


One thing is SWISS studying cooperation, another is SWISS beeing take over by LH, I don't believe on that!
It's like saying that TAP will be taken by Iberia, for nothing in this world!!!!
That is just business games, lobbies, finance speculation. Everybody in this world wants to see SWISS down! They said SWISS wouldn't receive the 343's that they would run out of money soon, but...but... they're flying!!!

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Other articles in the Swiss Press stated that Swiss could be taken over by Emirates, Singapore Airlines or EasyJet(!).

Such a b***-s*** ...

Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently onlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

May Swiss be taken over by whoever comes along, but PLEASE don't destroy the classy wallpaper* spirit Swiss represents! Keep it unique!


Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Do you guys know who exactly owns shares of LOT Polish Airlines that previously belong to Swissair? Is it Swiss?

That is 30% stake in LOT.


User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Alone the fact that the Swiss spokesman's real name is Jean-Claude Donzel and not Jean-Claude Clauzel as stated by Dow Jones proves to me the "credibility" of this report...

...although I have to say that a financial take-over is maybe the best for everybody. It will badly hurt the swiss pride but if LX can be saved this way - so be it!

[Edited 2003-07-14 07:31:27]

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4138 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Just want to add that the Swiss shares skyrocket today due to the rumours.
They went up 10.3%.


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Lufthansa has denied the story. See

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