But it got me thinking that there is one airport in Europe which has really slipped in significance, which is ZRH, and one evidence of this is the loss of longhaul flights. Here are the ones I can think of:
DL to CVG, JFK
AA to anything else than DFW (?)
TW to JFK
PA to JFK, continuing to STR
RG to GRU, SSA
VP to GRU and some other places I believe
AR to EZE
KQ to NBO (?)
ME to BEY
IR to THR (?)
KE to SEL, one of KE's first European destinations
JL to NRT
CX to HKG
GA to CGK (?)
plus all the destinations LX has axed from the old SR network. Maybe someone can fill the gap here.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4407 times:
KE still operates to Zurich on A330 if i am not mistaken
JL operates to NRT in the summer
AR again operates via MAD to EZE
IR is planning to return to ZRH (2x weekly to THR)
TW, VP, PA are dead anyway....
Don't remember me, it makes me cry. But it's true from the mid 80s until some months before the sad end there were 2weekly flights ZRH-CCS, mainly combined with another city such as OPO with that nice DC10:
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (reply 10): Yes, but they used to fly ORD-ZRH as well. They were also planning MIA-ZRH, but it never started.
I think there is not enough traffic for two flights a day between ZRH and MIA or ORD. At the moment Swiss flies between those cities and AA codeshares. As they also do vice-versa on there respective JFK flights.
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 73 Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3927 times:
Quoting ODAFZ (reply 18): The following cities lost SR/LX services which haven't been mentioned yet :
DAM & AMM (through LCA)
As far as I know, Swiss is still operating to both Doula and Yaounde in Cameroon. Yaounde is served once weekly, via Malabo. Previously Yaounde was served nonstop and the flight continued to Libreville in Gabon. Douala is served twice weekly, also via Malabo. Douala was previously linked to Kinshasa. Swissair has not served Dammam or Dhahran in the recent past. Both KUF and AMM are not longhaul destinations.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 35 Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
Missing in the list:
China Airlines (to TPE)
Royal Brunei (BWN-KUL-AUH-ZRH vv.)
Gulf Air (AUH or BAH)
PIA Pakistan Intl Airlines (KHI-ZRH on 310 and later KHI-ZRH-JFK vv. on 742)
Nigeria Airways (from LOS)
Ghana Airways (not sure about them)
Air Afrique (don't know if they flew with own act but they had codeshare on SR)
yes, the meaning in "Switzerland" in Chinese
I think QF operated to both. I remember having seen some QF L1049 pics at ZRH
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DeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 18 Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
Oh I miss the good old Swissair days and when Kloten still had all kinds of traffic. When I was small, I remember seeing VASP coming on their MD-11 and SA with ther 747. I will never forget those Swissair 747s, and the funny Swissair Asia tail. I also remember VIA with the Tupolev TU-154. Swissairs future was to get the A346 and to paint them with a blue belly...how sad.
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