Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2148 posts, RR: 13 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2649 times:
I have asked this in other posts, but never got an answer: around all the talk of a possible collapse of LX after not having joined Oneworld as well as OS opposing their entry into Star, how come there is no talk about LX joining Skyteam?
Proximity of hubs (CDG-ZRH)? Can't really be an issue, AMS and CDG are just as close, and AMS is reaaaaaaaally big
Compatibility of networks? ZRH could be transformed into a good gateway into Eastern Europe, something like the OS of Skyteam. OK never really lived up to that
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7767 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2551 times:
Simple, Swiss like Switzerland is an island in Europe. Because they are not part of the "European Union" they have very little to offer in Europe. There's nothing Swiss can offer that another EU carrier can't. More so now as the EU presses forward towards unification and centralization of everything relating to air travel. In my view they are a niche carrier to server the Swiss business community.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
Switzerland did several contracts (Bilateral contracts) with the EU and Swiss carriers have quite a lot of rights in the EU.
I think you don't know how many pax are using ZRH as transit point.
Oneworld yes, but BA?
Swiss refused to disclose their loyalty scheme customers to BA because of the conditions given.
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L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5593 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2366 times:
ZRH could be transformed into a good gateway into Eastern Europe, something like the OS of Skyteam. OK never really lived up to that
really? If you compare Eastern European destination network of OK and LX, there's nothing for LX to offer since they are completlely absent from the Baltic states, other Russian cities than Moscow as well as countries like Armenia, Georgia, etc.
I agree that SkyTeam desperately needs a carrier from SE Asia and South America to be truly global.