ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5335 times:
Swiss Air Lines is now a full member of the Star Alliance. It has added a second daily nonstop from JFK to ZRH. Continental does well on its daily EWR to ZRH routes, occasionally subbing a 767-400 for the 767-200. American and Swiss no longer code share. AA does have a significant share of the New York area business travel market, but I just don't see this route surviving beyond the summer. It was first introduced in 1987 and axed in the late 1990's only to return when LX and AA started code sharing in 2004.
I think AA will keep the DFW-ZRH route for now, especially if LX were to pull out of LAX-ZRH, which has been rumored, but then again SR and LX have flown that route since 1989.
I would think the majority of the traffic to ZRH originates east of the Mississippi.
Surely the AA 767 used on the JFK-ZRH route would be better utilized elsewhere.
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5040 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5226 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1): The route actually performs just fine, despite the end of the LX codeshare.
Unless things have changed significantly in the last six months, I believe AA 64/65 is highly dependent on the beyond-ZRH connection codeshares (which AA still has with LX through the summer even though the TATL codeshares have ended) - almost 70-80% of the flight is filled with connecting pax., according to AA personnel in ZRH. The real test will be this upcoming winter (not just because of winter) because that's when all of the LX codeshares will have ended and AA will have no feed on the ZRH end and limited feed on the JFK end....