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Cirrus Airways Flies ZRH-LUG For Swiss  
User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 2381 times:

As I could read in a Swiss Newspaper Cirrus Airways will fly the route Zurich-Lugano 4 times a day for Swiss because of the new landing regulations!

The routing will be flown by Swiss in wetlease with an Dash 8-300 and Cirrus Airways crew.

Will we see a Dash 8-300 in Swiss colors?

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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4129 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 2364 times:

That's interesting. I thought the Saab2000 is allowed again to land in Lugano?!


User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 2349 times:

I was a bit surprised too but I guess the restrictions have only been postponed to find a new solution.

Here is the link (in german):

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4129 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 2347 times:


It is now also confirmed by Swiss radio DRS.


User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 778 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 days ago) and read 2330 times:
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Well, I doubt that we'll see a Dash8 in LX-Colours... I'm sure it will only carry "Operated for LX"-titles! But I'd love to be proved wrong on this one....


User currently offlineLXsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

i wish that saab2000 will still land in LUG!!!

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

I also had the feeling, that BAZL found a new way to let operate the S20 into LUG again. So I'm quite surprised, that Swiss "outsourced" this route.

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User currently offlineEzycrew From Spain, joined Oct 2001, 460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Cirrus is already operating a Dash8-300 for FlyBaboo Airways from GVA to LUG. They started operating after Swiss pulled out.
The aircraft is in FlyBaboo colors, with a big "A Breath of Swiss Air" sticker near the pax door. They operate with Cirrus pilots and FlyBaboo f/a's.

User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Swiss is currently operating with a special temporary authorisation by the FOCA. The airline is allowed to fly the Saab and the Avro into Lugano until June 2004. After that, a new solution is needed, as both types are no longer certified to operate out of Lugano, and there is no other type in the fleet is capable to fly to that airport.

That's why they are starting to work with Cirrus now. By the way, according to Swiss, all crew on these flights will be from Cirrus, including F/As.


User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Personally, I am not too pleased with this. But for once, I think it is not the fault of the SWISS management. I used to fly the Saab 2000 and was based in LUG. I flew the ZRH-LUG route a few hundred times at least. Of course, I also flew other routes, but being based in LUG we flew between those cities a lot.

Anyway, I think it sort of stinks that for years and years LUG was operated safely with the Avro and SB-20 and now the BAZL finds it necessary to ban the two types. I really wish I knew why.

I feel pretty jealous that I lose my job and now my job is being done by pilots from another company. I am not mad at them, but the whole thing stinks somehow.....

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