RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Helvetic Airways will raise their ticket prices due to the high oil prices. A oneway ticket will now cost 105 Euros instead of 99 Euros +33 Euros taxes. So a return ticket will cost 276 Euros (quite expensive for a "low cost airline" )
They will also retire their MD-83 and will abandon the Odette brand. The daily flights to Pristina will now operate with Fokker100.
They also decided to drop the routes from Zurich to Amsterdam and Marseille-Provence.
New routes are Zurich to Ohrid (1x weekly), Skopje (1x daily) and London-Gatwick (1x daily).
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
So they keep on advertising their fares in Euro, even in Switzerland? I don't know how the swiss think about this, but if I saw a British LCC advertising in Germany with a fare in British pounds, just to make it look cheaper, I would certainly find it poor. Now keep in mind that Helvetic is a swiss airline, advertising in swiss newspapers with their Euro fares.
Sr176 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
What is problably a bit unfair is their 33 EUR "Tax". Tax is depending on the departure airport and it is a lot cheaper on most airports than 33 EUR.
Helvetic charged the correct tax at the beginning, but increased it to 33 for all airports later on.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
yeah-i know where ur coming from, i hate it when British TV shows, targeted at British people, made by a British company give you distancees and speeds in KM and not Miles, and altitide in meters insead of feet. i e "The 747 flies at 1100km/ at an average of 12,000 meters"-means nothing to most of us brits