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Swissair Cancels Flights To Brussels  
User currently offlineEl Scorpio From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Swissair said on Tuesday it had cancelled its flights to Brussels but that all other flights were operating as normal for now.

Asked whether Swissair was afraid its planes might be impounded if it flew to Brussels, a company spokeswoman said: "We don't comment on security measures. We decided not to fly to Brussels today."

-A lot of turbulence in the Qualiflyer group...


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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Looks like today will probably be the last one for SN. SR doubtless recalls the last time SN's unions blamed it for their woes - and took a SR A321 'hostage'!  Insane  Insane  Insane

User currently offlineSwiss-airplane From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 591 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

HI Patrik. It is easy to explain, Swissair has fear that Sabena staff will besiege any Swissair planes on Brusser airport due the bankruptcy of the old Swissair.

User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

During a strike this year a Swissair aircraft was "captured" by the SN strikers. The aircraft and employees had to wait a long to before they could depart again. Since then Swissair aircraft diverted their flights to MST (Maastricht-Aachen) several times to avoid SN employees taking over their aircraft.

User currently offlineYfe From Netherlands, joined Dec 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I just saw a Swissair plane above Maastricht and I also heard it at the scanner. So I think Swissair is just flying to MST and not to Brussels.


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

SR had two of its aircraft impounded at LHR this morning - so the decision not to operate to BRU may well have been to avoid any legal action that would have resulted in the loss of an aircraft!

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

According to their website, all flight operations have been suspended pending a bank decision. SOunds like more nails being hammered into the coffin. Quelle Domage!

From Swissair webpage:

Swissair flight operations suspended – next decision at 14:00

Zurich-Airport, October 2, 2001 -– Swissair’s flight operations were suspended at 12:30 CET. All aircraft that are currently airborne en route will continue their flights to their destination as scheduled.
Swissair is engaged in intensive negotiations with the banks to ensure the continuation of its flight operations. A final decision is due at 14:00.

"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Indeed, Swissair cancelled the 7 flights to Brussels today. And indeed they are 'afraid' for the SN-employees; and only because they are starting to know what SR is really doing to SN (breaking contracts,...).

But, who does need to fly to Zürich can count on SN-services. SN flies 3 times today to Zürich instead of SR.

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