717fan
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Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:53 pm

I think especially out of Zurich to Italy (f.e.Bologna) and the Balkans (Skopje, Pristina etc.) must be some potential...
What do you think? And no to forget Beijing...
 
danialanwar
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:09 pm

I could imagine that Odette would take over some of the Balkan routes.

As for the Italy routes I dont see anyone taking them over ... can't imagine AZ opening such routes. But maybe one of the low costs will jump in?

Rumours of a Lufthansa involvement have resurfaced, so that would take care of some intercontinental routes that were axed. LH is strong on Beijing, Tehran routes.
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:37 pm

SAS will take over ZRH - Oslo with a daily 737.

There is rumour that Odette will start their own LCC, they will fill for sure some of the mentioned destinations.
 
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 5:14 pm

EWR is planned to additionally be served by PrivatAir A319s ex ZRH (44 flat bed-like business class seats).
 
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:34 pm

Hi

Basel-Marseille AF Erj-135 once daily
Basel-Copenhagen Cimber Air CRJ-200 twice daily
Basel-Munich LH upgrade to 5 dailies

more to come...

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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:37 pm

I am sure the foreign carriers will just pick up pax to PEK via FRA or wherever. Perhaps that's how it should have been from the start....
 
717fan
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:24 pm

I really hope a chinese carrier will take over the Beijing route. I remeber Air China operating 2-weekls flights some times ago
 
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:33 am

Is the SAS flight to Oslo really on a 737NG? I heard they'll use a MD-87.

Anywayz, I could imagine that Ukraine International will increase the frequency to ZRH.
 
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:50 am

KLM is picking up several routes. Passengers can go to KLM and have their Swiss tickets converted (for a small fee).
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717fan
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:00 am

Styrian Spirit will operate 2xdaily from Graz to Zurich from August 03 on. Flights are operated in a codeshare agreeement with Swiss.

Just heard a rumour that Germania wants to operate 2x daily ZRH-Bremen from Nov.03 on.....
 
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RE: Who Will Serve The Cancelled Swiss Routes?

Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:03 am

The reason why the routes were dropped was because they were un profitable. If a hub carrier with interline potential cant make them work - I really dont understand how an equally high cost carrier like AF or SK can make these markets work either - especially on spoke to spoke operations - with little or no feed.
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