swissgabe
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First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:18 pm

I know that SriLankan Airlines (former Air Lanka) had uninterrupted services into ZRH since 1979 and if I'm not mistaken Malaysia Airlines started services into ZRH 1989.

When did Thai, Singapore Airlines, Cathay, JAL, Royal Brunei, Korean, Garuda and other Asian carriers start services into ZRH and which one was the first scheduled Asian carrier into Zurich?

Just update the list if you know more details:

1. SriLankan Airlines (Air Lanka) - 1979
2. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) - 1989
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Thomas_Jaeger
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RE: First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:33 pm

1. El Al (March 1, 1950)
2. MEA (June 25, 1956)
3. Singapore Airlines (August 2, 1972)
4. Pakistan International Airlines (June 3, 1976)
5. Korean Air (July 15, 1976)
6. Garuda (November 3, 1977)
7. Air China (CAAC) (May 4, 1978)
8. Kuwait Airways (March 30, 1979)
9. Japan Air Lines (April 2, 1979)
10. SriLankan Airlines (October 2, 1979)
11. Thai Airways (November 4, 1984)
12. Cathay Pacific (June 1, 1988)
13. Malaysia Airlines (1989)

Unfortunately I haven't got any newer data.
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B747-437B
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RE: First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:50 pm

Air India served Zurich from July 4, 1955 to May 3, 1961 using Lockheed Super Constellations via Beirut en route to London.

Air India returned to Zurich from October 3, 1965 to July 17, 1971 using Boeing 707s via Beirut/Cairo en route to London again.

Air India served Zurich for the third and final time from October 27, 1996 to March 30, 1997 via Rome using Airbus 310s.
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swissgabe
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RE: First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:05 pm

Thanks Thomas and B747-437B ...

Updated:
1. El Al (March 1, 1950)
2. Air India (04 July 1955)
3. MEA (June 25, 1956)
4. Singapore Airlines (August 2, 1972)
5. Pakistan International Airlines (June 3, 1976)
6. Korean Air (July 15, 1976)
7. Garuda (November 3, 1977)
8. Air China (CAAC) (May 4, 1978)
9. Kuwait Airways (March 30, 1979)
10. Japan Air Lines (April 2, 1979)
11. SriLankan Airlines (October 2, 1979)
12. Thai Airways (November 4, 1984)
13. Cathay Pacific (June 1, 1988)
14. Malaysia Airlines (1989)

Whats about Emirates, Gulf Air, Royal Brunei and others? China Airlines also flew to ZRH, isn't it?
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aviationmaster
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RE: First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:04 am

I think that EK just celebrated their 10th anniversary at ZRH, but I'm not sure.
 
garuda
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RE: First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:34 am

Garuda no longer serving ZRH on scheduled basis (Sorry, no exact date on when they discontinue the route), although there's some pic in the database showing GA's A333s in ZRH for maintenance purposes.

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swissgabe
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RE: First Scheduled Asian Carrier In ZRH?

Fri Mar 28, 2003 3:36 am

Well Garuda, all ZRH freaks would like to see Garuda back at ZRH. But as you told, at least we have seen a A333 during the last few years.

I remember when the GA 742 overshot the rwy at ZRH.
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