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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Continental Airlines to Launch Daily Non-Stop Service Between Geneva And New York in 2003

"HOUSTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines the world's sixth largest airline and the airline with the most flights from the New York City area, today announced it will launch daily non- stop flights between Geneva and New York/Newark effective March 6, 2003 (eastbound), subject to government approval.

The new flight will be the only non-stop service between Geneva, headquarters to numerous international agencies and multinational corporations, and Newark International Airport, the leading New York-area airport with 354 daily flights to 120 destinations throughout the Americas and Europe. Continental has operated daily Zurich-New York/Newark service since June 1999."

More at: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020826/dam020_1.html


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

CO's flights to Switzerland have proven very popular, especially with New Jersey's huge pharmaceutical industry which has strong corporate ties to Switzerland.




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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
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There was a thread about this a few days back, and people were wondering if and when Continental would realise their ambitions for a Geneva flight...

Anyway, from the above article it looks like the flight will be operated by a B767-200. So no B757 for GVA, it could do it, but would be payload-restricted.

Nice to see some Trans-Atlantic expansion into new markets...

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineDens From Switzerland, joined Sep 2001, 309 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Great news for Geneva airport. In less than one months, 3 airlines announced new flight to Geneva: Thai, Airways, Aer Lingus and Continental!
Why Swiss doesn't offer new flights out of Geneva? It seems to be a popular destination! Does Swiss want to lose more and more market in Switzerland? Only foreign carriers are interested in this destinations!!!


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5304 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Hello,

Ah well I am happy! FINALLY some more airlines are realising GVA's true potential.  Smile

Dens, you are forgetting MyTravel Lite from Birmingham (bmibaby from East Midlands and Cardiff wasn't announced that long ago either!)

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

This is great news!

FINALLY a US carrier in GVA.

It's about darn time!  Smile

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33073 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

I'd love to see Swiss do a daily MIA-GVA run with an A330. As a seasonal winter service, I honestly think it could stand a chance. Even better, though, a GVA-NRT or -SIN flight. Does GVA have -NRT or -SIN service?


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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5304 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

MAH4546,

I reckon an year around MIA service would work, especially when/if Swiss join OneWorld. Maybe not daily but at least 3-4 times weekly.

GVA has not NRT or SIN flights. Thai are starting a 3 times weekly GVA-ATH-BKK in October.

Jeremiah

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/swissair



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

MAH4546,

Don't count on it as Swiss has no interest in doing anymore trans-atlantics from GVA.

They inherited JFK from Swissair and that's it.

SWISS' priority right now is with ZRH and this is what they will be focusing on.

GVA will always remain mostly a European hub for SWISS and nothing more sadly.

It's really a shame as GVA has a lot of potential. I've been there about 14 times and it's a beautiful city.  Smile (and VERY crowded)

It's strong when it comes to the Middle East. GVA has quite a bit of Middle East service that even rivals ZRH.

GVA does not have SIN or NRT service.

Several Middle Eastern carriers fly to GVA. MEA flies only to GVA, and not ZRH.

Regards



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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5304 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

BA,

I would hardly even say that Swiss has a European hub in Geneva. They don't even have a 1/2 decent service to Paris, especially when you compare to other airlines (4 daily Swiss Embraers 145's vs easyJet's 4 daily B733's and 11 daily Air France Airbuses). Several other key European cities aren't served either such as Amsterdam.

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33073 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Don't count on it as Swiss has no interest in doing anymore trans-atlantics from GVA.

I'm not, all I said was the potential for MIA-GVA exists.



a.
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Teahan,

You're right.

When I was in GVA 2 weeks ago, I only saw 2 SWISS planes.  Smile

It is quite sad.

When Swissair was still around, they had a sizable operation in GVA.

There will be nothing like the old Swissair..... Sad

Even now when I think of it, I simply can't believe they are gone.

I've flown 30 flights with them, and now they are gone.  Sad



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5304 posts, RR: 61
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

BA,

Well Swissair had a really sizable operation in GVA up tp 1995-1996. Still remember 4 or maybe even 5 MD-11's lined up at one time when so many long-haul flights started/stopped in Geneva. It was downhill from there, first the long-hauls and then more recently most of the short-hauls. But I am sure you know all that.

My dad generally refers to Swiss as "Swiss-German", kinda funny really. Maybe its true but I wouldn't want to be heard saying something like that in these forums.  Big grin

Nice to still hear people say "There will be nothing like the old Swissair.....", I thought I was the last one. Everyone seems to have moved on seeing Swiss as the old Swissair, except me.

Jeremiah



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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Good to see Continental adding Geneva. The only transatlantic flight operating from Geneva is the Swiss daily A330 to JFK. Continental's hub at Newark should help to fill the 767-200ER. The last time though someone started a GVA to EWR flight (Swiss World Airways, on a 767-200ER, in 1998) the route did not survive (just four months, I think, before Swiss World went belly up). I think CO has had sufficient success in Europe and will allow time for this route to grow. Since it expanded heavily into the Trans Atlantic market beginning in the early 1990's, Continental has dropped very few routes. The only ones I can recall are the short-lived EWR-MUC (DC10-30 service that operated in the summer of 1993) and the EWR-DUS, which actually did quite well but was axed after 9/11. It operated with a DC10-30, then a 767-200ER, 767-400ER, and finally, a 757.

Continental's entry into Geneva marks the return of a US flag carrier at Cointrin Airport, something that has not been seen since the late 1980's. TWA had on and off nonstops to JFK from GVA and for much of the 1980's operated an L1011 to CDG to connect to flights to JFK, STL, and BOS. TWA resumed a nonstop 767-200 service to JFK for the 1991-2 season but then dropped it entirely as it began to pare North Atlantic routes. American Airlines briefly operated a ZRH-GVA extension of its ORD/JFK-ZRH flights in 1987-88 with a 767-200ER but made little money on the GVA route and pulled it. United also had a brief operation to GVA, in 1992-3, using a 727-200 from CDG that was providing a feeder to flights from Roissy to ORD, IAD, SFO, and LAX.

ContinentalEWR

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2075 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

How come this isn't on CO's website??

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Teahan,

I know entirely what you mean.

I've flown GVA-JFK on Swissair's MD-11s many many times in the past. It was a great route and flight, and it ALWAYS went out full. I am very sad at what is becoming of GVA. I truly hope it sees some better times.

GVA is truly one of my favorite airports. Simply put, it's a fun airport and there are lot of things that go around there. ZRH is great. But GVA still has that old touch it always had. Even with the expansion and modernization GVA is undergoeing, it will still have the old touch.

Gotta love those satelites.  Smile

I've flown on Swissair dozens of times on various trips. Flew Crossair once on GVA-ZRH and ZRH-GVA on the Avro RJ100.

Swissair will always remain a big part of me, and I will always remember it. Like I said earlier, there will be nothing like the original Swissair.

SWISS just seems different. My uncle flew on them recently and he said it was like flying Swissair (which is great. I'm happy they kept there reputation).

But deep down inside, they just aren't the same and never will be the same. Can't really explain it.

I was also very disappointed that SWISS did not bring back many of the routes Swissair recently cut such as BEY.

I am hoping SWISS will bring them back next year.

Regards



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User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Klwright69:

It's on the website, but hidden on the corporate news page:

http://www.continental.com/dash/build_fr_main.asp?press_00

You would figure this would be front-page news! Maybe the webmaster is having a day off!


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