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Bwia To Zrh?  
User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1125 times:

Swiss travel magazine "Travelinside" reports that BWIA could be a new operator to Zurich. One weekly flight would make sense and the big travel companys like Kuoni seems to be interested.....The would be great!!!
Is there any chance for such a flight, what do you think?

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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1115 times:

This would be great. Wasn't BWIA already at ZRH many years ago?

User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1110 times:

Yes, in the 90's they flew once weekly (on Saturday) with its L-1001-500 to ZRH...

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2390 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1104 times:

However, it will most probably be an A340-300 operating these flights as they're replacing its L-1011-500s by A340-300s this summer.


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User currently offlineIwantaBBJ From Switzerland, joined Jun 2002, 776 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1089 times:
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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24938 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

If it does start up, would it possibly be an extension of the new MAN flight or non-stop?


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User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1045 times:


Yes BWIA would re start that route so that they can efficently use the 2 340 300 they have acquired. If traffic on the route pics up it is possible that they would offer a driect flight from the caribbean pos bgi zhr. However i think it might be an extension of the pos bgi lhr flight as that was what use to take place when they operated that route before.

The 340s are being leased for 5 years I hope that at the end we might see a switch to the 777.



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User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

Let them first fly those A343 to ZRH  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Gerardo



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

BWIA back in Zurich - they did fly that back in the 1980s and early 90s but dropped the route in 1993 due to low profitability. It would be interesting to see how they do now - but a link with a tour operator would help in this regard.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 992 times:

I wonder when the route will be started if these plans are true as we know BWIA and their plans. I think that it might be profitable as the Caribbean Hotels are currently trying to get occupancy rates back to an acceptable level. I think this is th eperfect time for the airline enphasining their safety record which I think is munmber one in the world.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Have seen the article but the only thing which indicated that BWIA could fly again into ZRH was the title it self. The rest was only "general" talks and details. I don't think it was something serious at all...


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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Yes thats true Swissgabe, but articles in Travelinside are normally not just rumours....

User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 915 times:

But as I said earlier the airline cannot utilise the 340s efficently just on the Uk route alone so it might be ture. The airline is also in a phase of expansion which is being hampered by the fact that the airline base Trinidad is graded at cat 2.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 894 times:

717fan
You are right, the TI article are normaly not rumours but this one I'm not sure at all, as I said, the only thing that indicated such a thing was the title it self, not the text.

When BWIA served ZRH earlier with their L1011, where did they fly else in Europe, beside LHR?



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User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 886 times:

BWIA will be flying to manchester. Since BWIA cut service to Zrh it restructured its fleet. Wide bodies are now 2 instead of 4 so they primarily serve the trans atlantic routes and as the airline is upgrading to 340s to use them efficently they need to have between 10-12 flights per week (i think but i know for sure that they need to do more operations with the 340s than the current 1011s) The Uk route both from manchester and lhr will not bring enough traffic to fully utilise the 340s thus the re estalishment of zhr route.


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