AirMale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
RJ100 have a look at Swiss press release which says:
Swiss International Air Lines achieved a profit from operating activities of CHF 20 million for the third quarter of 2004 – the three-month period which is traditionally the strongest of the year. The result compares to a loss from operating activities (before restructuring costs) of CHF 62 million for the prior-year period.
Chiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
Very, very good news from Switzerland !
I hope the new concept works as Switzerland needs Swiss.
Apart of that I am happy that the concept works even with the strong competition around on the longhaul routes. There was a time were I was afraid they could only manage with European operation such as SN.
Hopefully they can think in some small expansions. Why don´t they return to CCS ? Now that KL and BA have left ?
Poh2 From Venezuela, joined Oct 2003, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
If LX were to come to CCS that would be a dream come true...(seria una maravilla!)
But realistically, I don't think it will happen anytime soon. All their long-haul planes are currently very busy serving their other destinations. There was a story a while back that SWISS was looking to add two more A340-300s, but according to CEO Franz this won't be happening anytime soon.
However, even if the two A340-300s were coming, I doubt they would open new destinations. More probably they would increase frequencies to LAX, JNB, GRU, SIN, BKK, NRT, etc. Right now some of these destinations are only getting 5 flights a week.
But hey...you never know. And if they do come to CCS, I'd be the first to book the flight!!!
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4130 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1727 times:
@AirMale: Yes I know that they will have a full year loss. I just posted the numbers here. I did not say if the result were good or bad
@Chiguire, Poh2: Good to see some positive minded people here! Although I hope that Swiss will make it, I would not say Switzerland needs Swiss. Geneva, Basel and Bern proved that foreign carriers will take the market opportunities if Swiss cuts.