717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
I know it is a little bit too early, but one can hear so much rumours:
-Easyjet to GVA,NCE and AMS
-JAL 5x weekly Tokyo MD-11 from April 02
-RAM 2x weekly 734 Casablanca
-Transcend Executive 712 LON
Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 33 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
Swissgabe, are you sure with your informations about MAS at ZRH? Where did you see that?
In my opinion, this is a bit weird to replace the B772 with an even bigger B744, if the loads are really a problem on the KUL-ZRH leg. How much pax would MAS need on the ZRH-FCO leg to justify such a flight?
Anyway, as a spotter - on the other hand - this gives me the chance to take pics of a new airliner/livery.
As for Ryanair to ZRH: I doubt it, given that Ryanair operates smaller airports and not hubs. ZRH isn't really very good for low fare airlines, Easyjet beeing perhaps an exception, as they are very good established in Switzerland. VEX on the other hand has already cut one of their 3-daily BRU-ZRH flights. GO was also only 6 months in ZRH.
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RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
I flew this route a few times this year. Flying time is about 15 minutes from BSL to ZRH +about 20 minutes taxiing.
From ZRH to BSL it usually takes a little bit longer because the planes usually approach runway 16 in BSL which is in the opposite direction of Zurich.
It's quite a nice flight tough.
Hope this helps,
IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2621 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
As for the current situation at ZRH, it could almost be called a secondary airport. It has lost alot of pax and as such could see Ryanair service soon. But the last i heard was that Ryanair were planning on using BSL as ZRH West or something like that. It just doesnt seem to be Ryanair's strategy to be convienient, just cheap.
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
Yes, Ryanair intends to fly to Switzerland. It just depends if Basel airport is going to lower landing taxes enough (BTW they are lower than in ZRH). There are also several small airports in Southern Germany (close to Switzerland) that want to see Ryanair, such as Lahr airport or Karlsruhe.
I wouldn't mind to see Ryanair here in BSL. On routes such as the London route we need some more competition.
Gerardo, I don't have actual numbers for ZRH. Try to find the "Statistisches Amt des Kantons Zürich" on the web if they have a webpage. The "Statistisches Amt des Kantons Basel-Stadt" has listed all traffic figures for BSL.
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
What about the bilateral agreements between the European Union and Switzerland? Is this scenario not included?
BTW, funny things happen here in BSL. Khalifa Airways (Algeria) was not allowed to fly to Basel-Mulhouse (MLH) because Air Algérie also flies to MLH. Now Khalifa flies to Basel-Mulhouse (BSL) with Swiss traffic rights. But it's the same airport!
Bestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 6778 posts, RR: 57 Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1599 times:
Ryanair is not a British Airline. Therefore it is not allowed to fly from a UK airport to a non European Union airport.
A similar example is Buzz (KLMuk). They were not permitted to fly from Stansted to Warsaw by the polish authorities, as they are a dutch owned company.
The only airline with traffic rights from Stansted to Zurich is GO. UK carriers have to apply to the UK and Swiss CAA for traffic rights to Switzerland. There was a big arguement between EasyJet and Go at the time. The hearing notes are available here:
717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 7 Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
JAL is coming again in April 02 with 5 weekly MD-11 flights. They will eventually offering a daily MD-11 flight from July 02 (ZRH-NRT).
Don't forget the small carrier like Balkan Airl., Albanian Airlines and Air Alps who has recently started operations to Zurich. Easyjet and Metropolis are planning to start (more) operations to ZRH.
For sure Zurich lost a lot of traffic with the SR demise, but it is still a very interesting destination for other carriers. I expect more foreign carriers in ZRH for the near future.
Zurich - Wednesday service suspended from February 28, 2002. From March 31, 2002 onwards, it will be upgraded to a B747, still serving 3 times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
These flights will be loaded into the MAS's CRS for booking from January 15, 2002 onwards.
On a side note, MAS is also waiting for traffic rights from the Italian Government to offer passengers travel solely on the Zurich-Rome v.v sectors from March 1, 2002. The Swiss government had already granted MAS fifth freedom rights at Zurich after signing the liberal civil aviation agreement with the Malaysian Government last year.
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25 Gerardo: BTW, the quoted text is all about MAS. Forgot to mention it .... Gerardo
26 Swissgabe: Ciao Gerardo, Don't ask me the reason why they put the 744 iso 772 into ZRH (with FCO). I don't know. But with 772 you have in Y Class with 4 flts les
27 Gerardo: I know, that MAS operated B744 some years back. Unfortunately I started aircraft photography a bit later. That's why I'm happy to get a new aircraft t
28 Bestwestern: JT, Sorry about putting DUB into the UK. I should know better! Forgot about EI's MAN - ZRH service. That was operated by CityJet for 12 months as well
29 IndianicWorld: Does anyone know what the figures for pax in ZRH and BRU are? they must be hard hit.... thanx ciao
30 FLYSAB: Pax figures for BRU are 8% lower than previous year, as stated on Belgian TV today.
31 Gerardo: For ZRH, the pax number went down some 15-20% after Oct-2001. But I don't have the exact data, almost impossible to find unless, ZRH officials would f
32 Gerardo: One new airliner at ZRH will also be the Korean A332, which will start flying to ZRH later this year. Can't wait to se that one .... Gerardo
33 Flying-Tiger: How sure is the Transcent Executive rumour? Regards Flying-Tiger http://fly.to/rorders
34 Bestwestern: BRU Airport data is freely available from ACI-Europe.org This link is the latest data: http://www.aci-europe.org/Information/Publications/Communique/E
35 ILOVEA340: I have been out of the loop for the last 6 months (student exchange in Luebeck) Can anyone tell me what the status of the San FRancisco flight is? It
36 Airways: SR doesn't fly to SFO anymore. They stopped in October, if I remember right. I often had freight booked on this flight but now I'm getting the goods v
37 NewSwissair: What about Hemus Air? They used the Tu-154 and the Tu-134 in the summer every year.
38 717fan: Great to see the MAS 744 in ZRH. Its always good to have some 747 here. I am also interested to hear something about Transcend Executive. Other news f
39 Gerardo: Do you have more infos about the Condor flight (aircraft, weekday, arrival and departure time, ...)? Gerardo
40 717fan: I have heard that they will deploy an 763 on the route, but I do not know anything about the day and the time. 717fan
41 AS737900: I know I saw the press release somewhere but cannot seem to find it again... but I remember that Condor will fly to Alaska 3x a week, I think it was T
42 717fan: Condor will operate 2 weekly flights to Zurich this coming summer. One to ANC from May to Sept (Saturday, dep. ZRH at 1310 local time) and the other o
43 Gerardo: Ahhhhh! Very nice! This summer is getting better and better. Does anybody else here take pictures at ZRH? Gerardo
44 717fan: Yes I am taking pictures at ZRH. 717fan
45 Gerardo: Perhaps we will see us taking pics of the aircraft mentioned in this topic Gerardo
46 717fan: Cyprus Airways has announced 2 additional weekly flights for the summer timetable. Helios is also coming back and Eurocypria will operate 1 flight on
47 717fan: From Sept.02 Air Malta will offer 6 weekly flights to Zurich. Sadly it seems that TAM says goodbye to ZRH, perhaps Varig will come back... 717fan
48 Swissgabe: JAL intends to operate as follows into ZRH: March - 5 weekly April to June - 2 weekly July - 5 (or 4) weekly August to October - daily I think until e
49 717fan: MNG Airlines from Turkey will also provide 2 weekly flights (ZRH-Antalya) with its A300...