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Helvetic Airways News

Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:08 pm


Helvetic Airways will raise their ticket prices due to the high oil prices. A oneway ticket will now cost 105 Euros instead of 99 Euros +33 Euros taxes. So a return ticket will cost 276 Euros (quite expensive for a "low cost airline"  Laugh out loud )

They will also retire their MD-83 and will abandon the Odette brand. The daily flights to Pristina will now operate with Fokker100.

They also decided to drop the routes from Zurich to Amsterdam and Marseille-Provence.

New routes are Zurich to Ohrid (1x weekly), Skopje (1x daily) and London-Gatwick (1x daily).

The Helvetic fleet now consists of 7 Fokker 100.


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RE: Helvetic Airways News

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:44 pm

So they keep on advertising their fares in Euro, even in Switzerland? I don't know how the swiss think about this, but if I saw a British LCC advertising in Germany with a fare in British pounds, just to make it look cheaper, I would certainly find it poor. Now keep in mind that Helvetic is a swiss airline, advertising in swiss newspapers with their Euro fares.
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RE: Helvetic Airways News

Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:49 pm

What is problably a bit unfair is their 33 EUR "Tax". Tax is depending on the departure airport and it is a lot cheaper on most airports than 33 EUR.
Helvetic charged the correct tax at the beginning, but increased it to 33 for all airports later on.
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RE: Helvetic Airways News

Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:04 pm

yeah-i know where ur coming from, i hate it when British TV shows, targeted at British people, made by a British company give you distancees and speeds in KM and not Miles, and altitide in meters insead of feet. i e "The 747 flies at 1100km/ at an average of 12,000 meters"-means nothing to most of us brits