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Will United Ever Return To ZRH?  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2690 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

It has almost been 10 years since I remember United flying to Zurich. Why did they drop the route? Do they ever plan on returning to it? American, Delta, and Continental certainly seem to enjoy serving ZRH.


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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

I'd be surprised if UA returned to ZRH...they serve IAD-MUC currently, and with the alliance with LH, it wouldn't make much economic sense...UA could put the aircraft to better use.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

United did in fact fly IAD-ZRH with a B767-300ER but axed the route in 1994 or 1995. Apparently, the loads were not that good in the premium cabins (not much business travel between Washington DC and Zurich) and so the route was better served through the LH alliance.

Even Swiss had trouble making Washington-Zurich work, and it too has axed the route.

Current US airlines with service to Zurich are:

Continental (Daily from EWR, B767-200ER)
Delta (Daily from ATL, B767-300ER)
American (Daily from JFK and DFW, B767-300ER)

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineScf158 From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

Im surprised no one else besides continental serves GVA as well! Continental flies daily between EWR and GVA.. so does LX.

User currently offlineCOEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1065 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Scf158
I don't believe CO is currently flying the GVA route daily. I think it is operating 4 or 5 times a week and then over the summer they run it daily if I'm not mistaken. As for LX flying EWR-GVA the flight operates out of JFK. I think EWR just has ZRH..

Dave


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