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Why So Few Russian Airlines In Zurich?  
User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

ZRH has only a 1x daily Aeroflot flight and a summer only 2 x weekly Pulkovo flight...Isn't there enough traffic?

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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4120 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Swiss is flying 3x daily aren't they? Well, they are not Russian but that makes it 4x daily SVO and DME.

Add to that that many people simply refuse going to Russia or VIA Russia as long as you need to get a visa.

I am currently in process of getting a visa. It is a pain in the ass and it costs a few hundred Francs to get "official" invitations, visa etc.

Beautiful country and great people though.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineHBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Because the swiss people only fly swiss international airline on board their european airbusses...no way we get on board on of those russian built aircrafts.

Don't panic, it's just swiss humour. By the way switzerland is playing right now against ukraine (soccer)


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

Russians will probably back Switzerland over Ukraine. Similarly to how the Norwegians will back anybody against Sweden. A funny anecdote is that I once was flying to Moscow via ZRH from BOS and was connecting onto Aeroflot (737-400 at the time) from ZRH-SVO, and the LX agent in Boston was horrified and put me on Swiss ZRH-DME for free. RJ100, you are right about the visas!

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