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How's Helvetic Airways Doing?  
User currently offlinePoh2 From Venezuela, joined Oct 2003, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Hello everyone!

I was just wondering if anyone knew how that new Swiss airline "Helvetic" is doing. It's supposed to be a low-cost carrier, but their prices aren't all that low, in my opinion. 99 euros per segment plus taxes gives you average ticket prices in the 200 to 300 euro range...not exactly cheap for a quick hop to Vienna, for example. LX and OS both offer lower fares on that particular route.

Has anybody flown Helvetic? How was it? How are they doing (loads, yields, etc.)?

Thanks for your input!
Patrick


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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

You are very right, I find them very very expensive too, unless you are a business traveller and need a one-day return (although also OS has cut the Sunday rule now on most tickets).

Frederic


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Hello

As far as I know they need only a load factor of 50% to fly profitable, according to a Helvetic representative.
I am sure they achieve this goal.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2479 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Are they charging 99 euros on all routes? I saw the F100 on take off on my way to the airport.  Smile

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1675 times:

Yes they charge Euro99 for all segments.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1628 times:

I'll fly them next Wednesday. Check out this
http://www.aerpix.net/AP-PhotoGallery/SpecFeat/SFHelvetic/0-SFHelvetic.htm
to get an impression.


User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Hey for switzerland... those prices are low believe you me!


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