Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3770 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2462 times:
Forgot to mention that in time for the summer schedule, two aircraft of each type will have been re-painted, with the remainder of the fleet following until April 2003. Crossair's MD83s, however, will not receive the new color scheme.
According to Swiss' CEO, instead of the large "Swiss" titles on the aircraft the titles may vary from aircraft to aircraft and can be «Schweiz», «Suisse», «Svizzera» and «Svizera» on one side and "Swiss" on the other side of the fuselage - that should guarantee a "BA World Colors II" hunt for the spotters.
CEO also said Swiss Air Lines ist considering to change its designator with effect winter schedule 2002/2003.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2289 times:
I have to say, the multilanguage thing reminds me of the Swiss Railways signage: SBB CFF FFS.
As for the adjective/noun thing, I think it is a non-issue. The name is Swiss, and the name of the country is given in its four official language beside it. Its like saying Suiss:Switzerland, which is strange, but it does have the effect of including both foreign and domestic markets. Of course, if they go and stick one of the 4 swiss-language names as the big one, then it stuffs things up. I reckon leave all the aircraft as Swiss:Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizera
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh