What Swiss will do: outsource the regional fleet, thus lowering costs and growing again, flying to crucial long haul destinations on a daily basis again.
(Something they should have done a long time ago, it seems reason returns, a good sign, if you ask me)
For starters, they would need to get the equipment to once again increase key longhaul destinations to daily services and thereby restoring at least some commercial value for premium traffic to these services. Meanwhile, key longhaul flights between Zurich and LAX
and lately even the popular and high yielding GVA
service remain on a reduced schedule.
However, it doesn't appear as if Swiss is looking at building its longhaul fleet. A plan to acquire 3 extra A343 airframes seems to have been abandoned, so the only means of increasing frequencies to certain destinations seems to be reducing others.
Apart from restoring daily service to some key longhaul destinations, Swiss might also consider a return to China and Delhi, where other European airlines seem to be in a continual process of adding service, but which was abandoned by Swiss nearly 2 years ago, in a move that will remain a mystery to any informed onlooker.
Still, as long a not extra widebody equipment is made available, all of this seems unlikely to realize...