Lazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 545 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
It may have been disscussed, so if so please direct me to a thread aboout it, but with Swiss getting a few a/c soon, that is a lot of extra capacity for them, will they be expanding, on routes already operated or even new routes?
Wow, that was a long sentence
So, they are getting the last 2 of LH's 332's, 1 343 from AC and 1 320 and 2 321s from TK.
That is a lot of new capacity, no?
So, are some 32X leaving, ending leases, retiring, or is this expansion. Same for the Heavies.
Helvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
I saw a reply somewhere (just searched, couldn't find it, sorry) that the 320 and 321s might be to replace the Swiss Sun 320 and 321s that are coming to the end of their leases. Don't know about the 340 but the 330s are definitely coming.
One thing might be to replace the Hapag Air A300 on the African routes.
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 73 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
The additional widebody capacity which is to come online with the arrival of the two ex Sabena A332s from Lufthansa will be used to replace the A300 which is currently plying the East and West African sectors and to reinforce frequencies to existing longhaul destinations. I guess that smartest move by LX would be to prioritize the establishment of daily services to its core longhaul destinations before embarking on the risky venture of opening new longhaul gateways, although I believe that a reentry in the China market can't be too far away.
...Swiss International Airlines has announced plans to increase its flights from Zurich to Nairobi by the start of December due to increasing tourism passengers.
The airline will now have five flights instead of the previous three flights. The new flights will be using an Airbus A330, which is set to resume operating to Nairobi with effect from October 31. The carrier had leased an aircraft from Hapag Lloyd to operate on the Nairobi route because of a delay in acquiring additional A330 aircrafts, the airline's Nairobi General Manager, Mr Yves-Alain Yersin, says.
"Effective from December 2, we will operate 2 additional flights between Zurich and East Africa, bringing the total to five flights weekly," ...
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Helvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Quoting Helvknight (Reply 1): I saw a reply somewhere (just searched, couldn't find it, sorry) that the 320 and 321s might be to replace the Swiss Sun 320 and 321s that are coming to the end of their leases.
it appears I was wrong. I was on LX yesterday and the inflight magazine said that the 3 Airbii are actually coming in the spring to strengthen the fleet.
ZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 6): JFK could use a third flight from Zurich
Not a smart move for now, seeing as they have just recently started their second JFK run, so I don't see them adding a third daily in the near future. An expansion on the lucrative African routes (like ZRH-NBO as staded above) seems more likely.
And I don't see them returning to China either, as Swissair's ZRH-PEK-PVG route never made money.