NewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
A newspaper the "Basler Zeitung" published the new name for the former Swissair/Crossair today. Swiss Airlines! It hasn`t confirmed by the managment, I`m sure it will be the new name. Also the MD-11 should be replaced by about 10 LH A 340-300 this year and LH crews should fly them until the swiss crews are ready for the new aircraft. Problably it will be a trade, 13 MD-11 to LH Cargo, and 10 A 340-300 for Swiss Airlines. I know that the MD-11 are PW powered and LH`s are GE, don`t know more about it.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3656 posts, RR: 29 Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
Here we go again... taking a media press relase for gospel. It was made very clear by the Crossair people that they could "not confirm nor deny" that the new name was Swissairlines. Without confirmation, you really don't know. So don't start off on a tangent when we really don't know the truth.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2897 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1865 times:
Maybe they call it Swiss Airlines, maybe not. But that LH deal sounds really unrealistic to me. LH Cargo currently faces overcapacities, plus the GE/PW problem you mentioned. Why should SR pay LH for operating an A340 fleet, they have got more than enough own crews, and btw isn't there a commonality (spelling?) between those A340s and SR's existing A330 fleet?
The whole article doesn't sound very serious. Sorry, but I'm waiting for a reliable source to confirm that message, otherwise I call it nonsense.
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4853 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
This romour is around for 2 weeks or so now.
LH could replace the A343s with A346...
LH was trying to get more MD11s for some time, actually LH is still pissed that Boeing stopped producing it.
The new SR will need their A330 pilots for their A330s *g*. SR is doing the so called 26/26 project - 26 A32S short-haul, 13 A330 & 13 MD-11.
SR was very unsatisfied with their MD11s, because they "burn" money like hell ... MD11 are only profitable on cargo routes. The A340-300s would be a much better plane for the new SR. And LH still can get cheap A340-600s. You remember, Airbus said they are very confident that they can sell the unassigned A346s to Lufthansa.
I think the article of the Basler Zeitung is right...
OD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 1598 times:
They will look like Delta: Swiss Air Lines. I donno what difference is there between Airlines and Air Lines!! Anyways, I won't trade the name Swissair for any other name: not even mine! I hope they name it Swissair again.
Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 1595 times:
the new swiss airline will not keep swissair. the main reason is that if they decide to keep it, companies and airlines that swissair owes money to will file many lawsuits against them for money they are owed.
OD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 1586 times:
Of course they will not re-name it Swissair. I've heared that it might have two names: one for trading (for pax i.e.), the other for legal affairs. I would beleive they will call it New Swissair, or Swissair 2, bla bla...
2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 1557 times:
OD-BWH- how is it like Delta? I guess you didnt hear/notice.. the last scheme changed also was a name change.. they arent officialy Delta Airlines anymore.. they are just Delta... notice how anything corosponding with the airline only has Delta on it now? no more Airlines is in the name.