LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2104 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 22770 times:
Quoting Ka (Reply 227): You will see the same with the A340s - with their cabin upgrade starting this year you will see them flying well into the second half of next decade.
At least 6 A343's will be breaking the record for getting two new cabin interiors within 2 or 3 years
Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 233):
What a sweet looking bird. They're talking about replacing the Avros one by one (20 aircraft) plus using the additional 10 aircraft for expansion. If this really comes to fruitation, the SWU fleet will grow by 33% until 2017/18, good news.
Those are good news. In the meanwhile we will surely see the A32S fleet also grow by around 1 aircraft a year and once it is time for the Avro fleet renewal / expansion the economic crisis will be over as well
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2104 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 22089 times:
Quoting ZRH" class=quote target=_blank>ZRH (Reply 9): Today I saw a LH A 343 at Dock E at ZRH. It seems that SWISS has another long-haul wet-lease. It serves the BOS flight since a few day. Again a pilot shortage?
LX will anyway operate less flights compared to last year as they have reduced frequencies to quite a few destinations. That LX is wet leasing on a few occasions an LH aircraft + crew for BOS flights is for precautionary reasons that LX will not have a shortage towards the end of the year.Hence crew members should have it easier this year to get holidays and the amount of oweverorked hours will probably also be reduced by the crew members.
CX288 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 21950 times:
Quoting ZRH" class=quote target=_blank>ZRH (Reply 9): A SWISS Maître de Cabine told me that they got an internal message on Thursday that SIN will be axed. If true, it is not surprising. Probably Sandro can confirm this.
Today I saw a LH A 343 at Dock E at ZRH. It seems that SWISS has another long-haul wet-lease. It serves the BOS flight since a few day. Again a pilot shortage?
My Maitre de Cabine just told me the same and that it is to happening pretty soon, e.g. next month. The SWISS aircraft would stay in BKK, while the BKK-SIN and SIN-BKK legs would be operated by a partner airline.
She, however, had no idea who that could be. Most likely choice would be TG, for they already have an established mutual code-share agreement between ZRH and BKK, while none exists between LX and SQ.
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2104 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 21587 times:
Quoting Ka (Reply 13): No.
At the moment delivery is planned for week 15 - so no service before the Easter holidays.
Was this originaly scheduled or are there some delays?
Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 14): I know that ZRH-JFK will be one of the first A330-300 routes, but is GVA-JFK likely to start before June? I will be in Geneva at the very beginning of June and would love to see it in person.
Is this the idea to have the first 4 aircraft dedicated to all flights from Switzerland to JFK and YUL or only ZRH flights to JFK + YUL?