Swiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2485 times:
SIA flies daily to ZRH with a Boeing 747-400 Megatop. Cathay Pacific flies 4 times weekly to ZRH with Airbus A340 and from october 7, they will add one weekly flight for a total of 5 weekly flights (ex. tuesday and thursday). All CX flights to ZRH are operated in Code-share with Swissair. Swissair flies also 5 weekly flights to Hong Kong. Both carrier flies for already a long time to ZRH. Also Thai Airways flies daily with MD 11 to ZRH and Malaysian Airlines 4 times weekly with Boeing 777 and Japan Airlines flies also 4 times with MD 11. All ZRH flights with Malaysian, Thai and Jal are in code-sharing with Swissair.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5587 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
Swiss-airplane is absolutly right. Only some remarks: JAL often changes aircraft and comes sometimes with 743 or 744 instead of MD 11. In the last few weeks I have seen both (743,744) in ZRH. SR has also 5 weekly to Tokyo (total 9 weekly in code-share) and a daily flight to Osaka (in code-share with JAL).
As mentioned Thay comes daily but SR has also a daily flight to BKK so you have 14 weekly in code-share.
SR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
Also Korean Airlines serves ZRH. Twice weekly they fly SEL-ZRH-ROM-SEL.
But this with JAL is false. On the days both JAL and Swissair fly form ZRH-NRT (Thrusday /Saturday) they don't codeshare! So both carriers have a daily flight to Zurich from Narita.
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
"Several times a month it also happens that Cathay or Thai use the 744."
Thai: it happened during winter season 98/99, where about half of the flights were scheduled on B744, but they changed back to MD-11 only (technical reasons may need a B744)
Cathay: CX changed to A343 som 2 or 3 years ago. Since then, there wasn't normal scheduled flight on anything else to ZRH. The last CX B744 was seen in ZRH some weeks ago, after a CX A343 had to stay at ZRH after engine problems. So the B744 coming of AMS made a stop at ZRH on its way to HKG.
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