filex23
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Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 10:44 am

I was at Changi Airport in Singapore yesterday and I saw an MD-11 Swiss Air land....I thoght that they were grounded? Maybe I just didn't read close enough on the artice about Swiss Air but I was under the impression that they weren't flying at all.
Please let me know whats going on, I quite clueless on this.
 
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 2:37 pm


They have resumed some operations.
 
airpearl
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 5:10 pm


Swissair is offering some very cheap fares from Asia to Europe but returning before Oct 27 - after which they said they cannot guarantee anything!
 
dragogoalie
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 5:16 pm

I'm very behind on things. Why were they grounded? Was it the entire airline, or just the MD-11's?

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airpearl
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sat Oct 20, 2001 5:23 pm

Major cash flow crisis - they're bankrupt.
 
flying-b773
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sun Oct 21, 2001 12:07 am


I saw a Swissair Asia today at SIN too.. on my way back ( via departure hall), i can see tt the flight back is pretty packed... hope swissair ll carry on flying... i ll miss their MD11s..
 
Bill
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sun Oct 21, 2001 2:00 am

Swissair is flying again (70% of its normal schedule.....'till end october). Thanks to the swiss governement (give 500 mio SFR) and all people living in Switzerland as they would have to pay more than 175 $ each (if governement agree on 2 bn SFR package on monday) to see a white cross in the air....
 
OH-LGA
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RE: Swiss Air: Still Flying?

Sun Oct 21, 2001 2:10 am

While flying from SLC to LAX yesterday on United... I was listening to Channel 9 and I heard a lot of "Swissair 106 heavy" communications... I also saw the plane when my connection flight LAX-SFO took off...

sad to see them quasi-disappear...
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.

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