717fan
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SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:18 am

Nice news for ZRH: SAA is back to daily from 4 weekly flights. All flights are operated with A-340-200/300. The additional flights will start this summer (July).
 
flymunich
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Thu Apr 22, 2004 4:36 am

Rumors:

SAA switched the Zurich flight's to Munich (Star Alliance Hub) on the next timetable end oct04?
 
717fan
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:27 am

So now it seems that these rumors are wrong. SAA said that the Swiss market is very important for them especially during winter times in Europe....
But we will see..
 
swissgabe
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:45 pm

Good news for ZRH!

Flymunich
I highly doubt, that SAA would switch all flights from ZRH to MUC. It might be possible that they start flights into MUC but I have the feeling that ZRH and the Swiss tourism market is quite important for them and for South Africa.

But of course, this would be good for Swiss which has 6 weekly flights to Jo'burg at the moment.
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andz
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:06 am

Let's wait and see but the feeling in some quarters in SAA is that ZRH's days are numbered.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
SAA201
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:58 pm

717fan: Are you 100% sure of these additional frequencies to Zurich? There is nothing to reflect the additional flights in either the Amadeus or flysaa.com systems!

I think SAA would need an additional aircraft to provide the extra services.

The airline will indeed be receiving a sixth A340-200 (ZS-SLF) in July. This aircraft will allow the SAA to provide an additional 3 weekly flights to Milan from mid July till end Aug (due to high seasonal demand on the route) At the end of August a new thrice weekly service from Cape Town to Frankfurt will commence using A340-200's.

 
swissgabe
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:19 pm

SAA201, the informations have been in the Swiss Travel Trade Media and they quoted the SAA ZRH office.
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SAA201
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:27 am

Any links to the Swiss Travel Trade Media website?
 
teahan
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:12 am

If you understand German:

http://www.travelinside.ch/travelinside/artikel.asp?artid=6632

Worth remembering that Travel Inside has got it wrong before.

J.
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Unique
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RE: SAA Back To Daily On JNB-ZRH

Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:07 am

The whole truth is: daily flights to ZRH as per 15th August 2004, all operated with A340-200.

Source: SAA ZRH