Guest

Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:08 am



Interesting pic.

Are they going to leave it that way and fly to Asian cities, or SWISS going to replace the chinese word on winglet and the tail with the famouse Swiss' Cross sign?
 
teahan
Posts: 4992
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 1999 11:18 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:13 am

Hello,

When the aircraft is repainted, the Chineese symbol for luck will be replaced by the boring Swiss Cross. SWISS won't be flying to Taiwan.

Jeremiah

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
Guest

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:22 am

Perhaps leave it like that and fly to Hong Kong or Beijing?
 
avion
Posts: 2126
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 1:28 am

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 6:25 am

Nope there will be no Swiss Asia. It will be replaced by the cross as Teahan said.

Tom
 
ZRH
Posts: 4371
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:32 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 7:53 am

They only needed Swissair Asia because they flew to Beijing AND Taiwan. Swiss only flies to Beijing, therefore they don't need a "second" airline. This aircraft will also be painted in Swiss colours.

Regards Philipp
 
Guest

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 8:02 am

Swissair Asia's purpose was flying to Taiwan only, not Beijing.

I guess it would be familiar to Chinese if Swiss flies the colour (shown above) to HKG and PEK.
 
ZRH
Posts: 4371
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:32 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 8:09 am

These were political reasons. The Chinese (Beijing) do not accept Taiwan as an independent country. That is why they did not like when airlines flew to Taiwan. That is the reason that many European airlines (including e.g. Swissair, KLM) founded these "Asia" airlines. Swissair flew with its two Asia MD 11 to Taiwan and to other countries but not to Beijing. Once I even saw a Swissair Asia at JFK.
 
ILOVEA340
Posts: 2064
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 1999 9:49 am

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 10:25 am

SFO got swissair asia a couple of times. One of my SFO-ZRH flt's was on HB-IWT which had swissair asia titles.
 
n949wp
Posts: 1398
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2000 3:45 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 10:34 am

The writing on the tail of the Swiss Asia planes has nothing to do with "luck" in the Chinese language. It is merely the abbreviated form of the Chinese name for Switzerland.

'949
 
tsentsan
Posts: 1921
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:48 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 10:38 am

I had the impression that only HB-IWG and HB-IWN had SwissAir Asia titles, not HB-IWT.
NO URLS in signature
 
LOT767-300ER
Posts: 8526
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:57 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 11:24 am

Heres a photo i took of HB-IWN on March 30th this year

 
LH423
Posts: 5868
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 1999 6:27 am

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 11:42 am

That's a good CO DC-10 LOT Big grin

LH423
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
 
LOT767-300ER
Posts: 8526
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:57 pm

RE: Swiss Asia? Or It's Just Swiss?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 11:45 am

damn planepictures......i know LH heheh



This could work  Big thumbs up