poh2
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How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:48 pm

Hello everyone!

I was just wondering if anyone knew how that new Swiss airline "Helvetic" is doing. It's supposed to be a low-cost carrier, but their prices aren't all that low, in my opinion. 99 euros per segment plus taxes gives you average ticket prices in the 200 to 300 euro range...not exactly cheap for a quick hop to Vienna, for example. LX and OS both offer lower fares on that particular route.

Has anybody flown Helvetic? How was it? How are they doing (loads, yields, etc.)?

Thanks for your input!
Patrick
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Sabena 690
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RE: How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:49 pm

You are very right, I find them very very expensive too, unless you are a business traveller and need a one-day return (although also OS has cut the Sunday rule now on most tickets).

Frederic
 
RJ100
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RE: How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:47 am

Hello

As far as I know they need only a load factor of 50% to fly profitable, according to a Helvetic representative.
I am sure they achieve this goal.

Regards,
RJ100
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aviationmaster
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RE: How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:01 am

Are they charging 99 euros on all routes? I saw the F100 on take off on my way to the airport.  Smile
 
RJ100
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RE: How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:04 am

Yes they charge Euro99 for all segments.

Regards,
RJ100
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Unique
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RE: How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:37 am

I'll fly them next Wednesday. Check out this
http://www.aerpix.net/AP-PhotoGallery/SpecFeat/SFHelvetic/0-SFHelvetic.htm
to get an impression.
 
scf158
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RE: How's Helvetic Airways Doing?

Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:08 am

Hey for switzerland... those prices are low believe you me!

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