Crossair will lease up to 26 narrowbodies and 26 widebodies currently operated by Swissair. ALong with that, Crossair will also take over some operational departmens and people from Swissair, e.g. pilots, f/a's to start with.
As for the name, this will be decided within the next few weeks or months, thqa same goes for the alliance decision.
Swissair will end its existence by mid 2002, more or less, when all has been sold to new investors or closed forever. I doubt, that the name "Swissair" will survive, due to legal problems.
But I also doubt, that the name Crossair will be used for the intercontinental flights. An experts opinion (this one is really an expert) said, that Crossair could make problems in the near east, where the cross is a symbol of Christians. Can't judge this one, but it sounds logical.
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