RJ100
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New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:23 am

Hello

On September 30 a new Swiss cargo airline will start operations at Basel airport. In the beginning, the airline that is called CATRAN will operate 2 MD-11F to Hong Kong, Seoul, Chicago and Johannesburg. Pilots will be former Swissair MD-11 captains.

Sources: www.catran.ch
www.eapnews.ch

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SR3496
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:27 am

That's great news for Basel.

I wonder if the MD-11 are also ex-Swissair or only the pilots.
 
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:39 am

Great news!

I will most definately catch them at ORD!
 
RJ100
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:39 am

...and great news for Switzerland! It's always nice to see new airlines starting up.

Nothing is mentioned about where they get their aircraft from.

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hkg82
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:22 am

Yet another cargo airline starts services to HKG! They just keep on coming don't they? This is good news for Hong Kong & for Switzerland as well.

Are the MD-11s from Swissair, considering the pilots are ex-Swissair Captains?

Hkg82.
 
IwantaBBJ
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:36 am

Maybe we should wait until they are really flyin'.... There are just too many "paper-airlines" lately....

....but of course I would also be happy to see them flying!!!!

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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:01 am

Where are the MD11Fs coming from? I heard that this operation doesn't have its AOC, aircraft, funding etc yet...

Also, the MD11 is a very expensive (and too large) aircraft in the current market - DC10s would be a better option for them.
 
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:05 pm

If it was true it would be great news, but I don't believe it until the first MD 11 took of. As somebody mentioned, almost every day there is a rumor about a new airline in Switzerland. Switzerland is not a big country.
 
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RE: New Swiss Cargo Airline!

Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:28 pm

Isn't there a BeCA plan to do the same thing (cargo, using MD11s) ex BRU?

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