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legacyins
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SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 3:15 am

Belair will begin seasonal service from SFO-Zurich starting June 30 - September 1. They will use a 767-300 on this route. It's a shame Swiss does not re-enter this route. I guess because of their financial situation, they have better things to worry about.
 
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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 4:01 am

The flight will operate ZRH-LAS-SFO-ZRH. Somewhat of a rehash of what Balair did prior to Swissair entering the San Francisco market.

Im sure it will be nice for the SFO spotters to see the colorfull airline.
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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 4:09 am

This is great news for SFO, and Belair. I would like to see LX re-enter the market, but that is probably unlikely, as per their financial woes. I can't wait for the service to start.

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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 4:14 am

Legacy....you have times? I assume it will park A side? I'll have to ask ramp tower to park them at A-7 or A-9 so I can see them from my office.

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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 5:17 am

Already a few years ago, Balair/CTA operated an A310 from ZRH to SFO and vv.

Legacyins, I doubt, that Swiss will go back into SFO very soon and I don't think it should be a shame for a carrier not operating to every airport they would like to ...
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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 5:26 am

Actually AA's daily B763 ZRH-DFW flight continues on to SFO. So I doubt there is the need for Swiss to operate their own metal into SFO.
 
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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 6:49 am

Is Swiss even looking for new cities? They seem to be in a bad spot right now, could they afford to open a new city in the US? I miss the swiss flag here though.

Swissgabe, I remember those A310. Didn't they have yellow wings?

Anyone have the times for these flights? Will it be the usual evening European bank?

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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 7:49 am

Swissair dropped SFO because the route didn't pay off enough. I don't see SWISS entering this route now. ZRH-SFO is (or was at least) more of a leisure market with rather lower yields.

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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 4:06 pm

As739x
yes, their 310 hat yellow wings. now, Belair is operating 763 without any yellow wings.

does anyone know, if Belair still has charters into Anchorage as Balair did earlier?
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ChrisZRH
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RE: SFO-Zurich But Not On Swiss

Mon May 31, 2004 10:05 pm

well, they don't have anchorage in the summer schedule, but who knows the future...

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