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Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:23 pm

Does anyone know when Swiss will start using their new A340 on the Zurich to Hong Kong route?
 
N754PR
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:41 pm

They only have ONE at this time so I'm not sure when.
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 1:43 pm

Was scheduled for December. They just received their 2nd A340, but weren't they scheduled to have 3 by now?
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 2:23 pm

Yah there are some delays at Airbus' side I last heard.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:19 pm

The latest schedule I have says, that one more will be be delivered in October, 2 more in November and another (or perhaps two) in december.

As for the flights to HKG: no idea at all, sorry.

Cheers
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bkkair
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:26 pm

They will start BKK & SIN on 4 Oct ( Friday!). Swiss ran a full page , full colour ad in a local newspaper ( Bangkok Post) yesterday titled "Goodbye MD-11, Hello A340". A beautiful ad, showing pictures of First, Business and Economy. PTV's all 3 classes.

And best of all, an introductory fare of @ US$150 from BKK-SIN return including 2 nights hotel in Singapore!

About HKG, I don't know when it will start.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:57 pm

The 2nd A340 was delivred to LX. I saw both of them last saturday  Smile
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:12 pm

Thanks guys! If the A340's are delivered by the end of the year, then there will be a chance that they will use one on the HKG route next year.
 
N754PR
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:00 pm

What a shame they never got the A340-600's.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
nlh140
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:18 pm

Hi,

there is some information about the routes for the new A340's on the homepage off Swiss.

Hope it will help!

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/welcome/airbus-a340-dest.html

Bye
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:52 am


Hi!

I'm glad SWISS received the 2nd. 343. That must be HB-JMB right? I think now JMC will be almost ready to be delivered, this because on the 3rd. and 11th. October some more routes will be operated by the Airbus! Things are going quite smooth now for SWISS!
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Unique
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:40 am

CV990, it's indeed HB-JMB. I saw it inside the hangar today. HB-JMC is ready to go at TLS. Guess things are getting better in terms of capacities etc.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:40 am

Thanks, NLH140. Hope they will stick to this schedule!
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:12 pm

Hmmm... Swiss did not do any advertisement on the Singapore papers... yet. But there was an article comparing the different business classes of the main carriers out of Singapore offering flat beds, and Swiss was one of the featured ones.

I'm happy to see a 343 in Singapore...
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:16 am

HB-JMA will fly tonight's flight LX182 ZRH-BKK-SIN.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:29 am


Hi Unique!

Glad to know that JMC is already "on track"!!! Things are changing in ZRH right? Less MD11's more and more 343's. I hope when I land there in December at least I can see for the last time the SWISS MD11!
Now I know that SWISS wfu at once 3 MD11's ( HB-IWB/IWD and IWM ), now does this means from now on any new 343 will have a MD11 out? It looks like right? SWISS had 12 MD11's, took 3 and now they have 9, the same number as 343's! So now we have JMA, JMB and soon JMC, does this mean that soon more MD11's will be out?
Finnally any guess what MD11 is gonna be the last to be retired? My guess is HB-IWA, the first!
regards
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Unique
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:56 am

CV990, so far that's the plan to phase out an MD-11 for each A340 to take over.

HB-JMA is flying to BKK and SIN tonight (LX182, 233 Passengers booked).

Cheers
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 5:23 am


Hi!

233 passengers for that flight? That's excelent!
Regards
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Unique
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 5:40 am

LX182 HB-JMA has left now with a total of 224 passengers on board.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 5:43 am


Hi!

Unique, that's the first flight to BKK and SIN with the 343 right? I hope the media over there gives a great coverage to the new SWISS equipment!!!
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:09 pm

LX182 HB-JMA has left now with a total of 224 passengers on board.
...and lots of nonrevs who had to stay at ZRH because the flight was full.

Btw, tonight HB-JMB will do LX182 ZRH-BKK-SIN, obviously the first commercial flight of HB-JMB. Does that mean that LX182/183 has permanently been changed to A340?
 
Ndebele
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:13 pm

They will start BKK & SIN on 4 Oct ( Friday!). Swiss ran a full page , full colour ad in a local newspaper ( Bangkok Post) yesterday titled "Goodbye MD-11, Hello A340". A beautiful ad, showing pictures of First, Business and Economy. PTV's all 3 classes.
This seems to answer my question, sorry I must have over-read this reply.
 
Unique
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:59 pm

...and lots of nonrevs who had to stay at ZRH because the flight was full.

Well, that's the name of the game! You can't expect to travel for free and even get a seat when you want it...!
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:06 am

...and lots of nonrevs who had to stay at ZRH because the flight was full.
Well, that's the name of the game! You can't expect to travel for free and even get a seat when you want it...!

Yes I know. I just found it remarkable that there were 25+ nonrevs who wanted to take yesterday's flight LX182. I wonder how many of these were aviation buffs who just waited for Swiss to finally send the A340 to BKK/SIN. Two or three nonrevs is average for a flight like this, 25+ is simply too much to be a coincidence.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:27 am

Non-revvers never "expect" to get a seat, only hope.

As for the large number on the BKK flight, I suspect it had more to do with the Autumn school holidays starting than anything else.
 
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RE: Swiss A340 To HKG, When?

Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:09 am

I guess so, too! Tonight, LX182 (HB-JMB, 1st commercial flight) has again 233 Passengers booked - same situation as last night.

I think hard times will come for non-revenue passengers as TG, SQ, MH, etc are full, too!