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Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:02 pm

It seems like the old thread has disappeared for some reason so I'm taking the opportunity to start a new one.

And may I start off with some shameless self-inquiry? If anyone happened to snap a pic of LX8 departing last friday the 10th (HB-JHJ) or LX9 arriving last sunday the 12th (HB-JHE) I would really appreciate it if you'd shoot me a mail or a pm! Alternatively i'll be on LX16 tomorrow  

In case the old thread is somewhere in the forum and I simply haven't seen it feel free to delete this one.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:45 am

Somehow very quiet overhere.

Is there any schedule or scheme available about the repainting process of LX aircraft to the 'new' livery?
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:52 am

Just wondering, but do LX have any plans to re-open a crew base in Geneva ?

With 10 aircraft now based in GVA, I imagine the cost of accommodating crews in Geneva must be quite high. Similarly, there must still be a number of crew members who live nearer to Geneva than Zurich and wouldn't mind being based there.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:06 pm

Interestingly, LX has increased its offer in GVA by +7.4% in 2010, but loadings have been hardly affected, with a slight decrease from 80.8% to 79.5%, which, given the frequency increases to LCY and DME and various upgauges, still denotes of a strong demand.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:55 pm

Quoting runway23 (Reply 2):
Just wondering, but do LX have any plans to re-open a crew base in Geneva ?

With 10 aircraft now based in GVA, I imagine the cost of accommodating crews in Geneva must be quite high. Similarly, there must still be a number of crew members who live nearer to Geneva than Zurich and wouldn't mind being based there.

That's a big mistery form me as well.
But what I think is that they mostly have crew routes starting and ending in ZRH. I could easily imagine something like ZRH-GVA-LCY-GVA-ZRH or ZRH-GVA-MAD-ZRH and ZRH-MAD-GVA-ZRH.

Could anyone enlighten us on that, thanks in advance...
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:36 pm

Quoting hbjza (Reply 4):
But what I think is that they mostly have crew routes starting and ending in ZRH. I could easily imagine something like ZRH-GVA-LCY-GVA-ZRH or ZRH-GVA-MAD-ZRH and ZRH-MAD-GVA-ZRH.

I don't think that the routing ZRH-GVA-LCY is feasible as normally flights ZRH-GVA are operated by A319/20/21... and GVA-LCY by Avro. I don't know if this is the case every day but in Madrid, Moscow and Athens, a flight that arrives from Geneva departs later to Zurich and a flight arriving from Zurich departs to Geneva. This may also be true for BCN and LHR.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:46 pm

Quoting runway23 (Reply 2):
Just wondering, but do LX have any plans to re-open a crew base in Geneva ?

With 10 aircraft now based in GVA, I imagine the cost of accommodating crews in Geneva must be quite high. Similarly, there must still be a number of crew members who live nearer to Geneva than Zurich and wouldn't mind being based there.

Many LX crew live in the GVA area. I frequently fly LX GVA-ZRH to connect at ZRH (usually a flight that leaves GVA around 1010). There are usually a dozen or so LX crew members (both pilots and cabin crew) deadheading on that flight to operate flights from ZRH.

I have also seen many LX crew travelling as passengers on ZRH-GVA flights, presumably on their way home (usually late evening flights).
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:13 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
Many LX crew live in the GVA area. I frequently fly LX GVA-ZRH to connect at ZRH (usually a flight that leaves GVA around 1010). There are usually a dozen or so LX crew members (both pilots and cabin crew) deadheading on that flight to operate flights from ZRH

The crew of LX 23 that lands in Geneva at around 9:30 fly to ZRH on a flight at around 10h...
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:11 am

Nothing new about SN starting BRU-BSL 2x daily.
But it seems that LX is keeping their 2 flights as well. This seems way too much for this routing if you ask me.

12345.. BRU BSL 0640 0755 SN2701 AR1
12345.. BRU BSL 0825 0930 LX 761 AR1
......7 BRU BSL 1715 1830 SN2705 AR1
12345.. BRU BSL 1845 2000 SN2705 AR1
1.3.5.7 BRU BSL 2135 2240 LX 767 AR1
.2.4... BRU BSL 2205 2310 LX 767 AR1

12345.. BSL BRU 0650 0755 LX 760 AR1
12345.. BSL BRU 0825 0940 SN2702 AR1
......7 BSL BRU 1900 2015 SN2706 AR1
1.3.5.7 BSL BRU 1955 2100 LX 766 AR1
.2.4... BSL BRU 2025 2135 LX 766 AR1
12345.. BSL BRU 2030 2145 SN2706 AR1


I thought SN was replacing LX.

Or is it just our GDS which has not been updated yet?
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:50 pm

It sounds unlikely that LX will retain BSL-BRU, as they need the metal for other routes.

Within the LH Group, this airline substitution makes more sense, as BSL is no genuine hub for LX, while BRU is for SN.

I just hope LX will be able to add some more flights and destinations from BSL at a later stage.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:31 pm

Quoting SandroZRH (Thread starter):

It seems like the old thread has disappeared for some reason so I'm taking the opportunity to start a new one.

And may I start off with some shameless self-inquiry? If anyone happened to snap a pic of LX8 departing last friday the 10th (HB-JHJ) or LX9 arriving last sunday the 12th (HB-JHE) I would really appreciate it if you'd shoot me a mail or a pm! Alternatively i'll be on LX16 tomorrow  

In case the old thread is somewhere in the forum and I simply haven't seen it feel free to delete this one.

Hey Sandro, unfortunately I don't have a pic. Not like back then when you had your first take-off on line with a 319 a few years ago (when was it?).
BTW the old thread was closed because it hadn't any posts for a month. I also started a new one but did not see your's, you were first  
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:04 pm

Quoting SR4ever (Reply 3):

Why don't LX open a base in GVA. Did SR have huge operations in GVA?
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:19 am

As much as I would love to practice my German (gotta take that B2 level test before I send my resumé over to LX!), I'll keep up my mother-tounge english qualification I guess:

Sandro, in answer to your question, I have some pictures from my observer flights of some LX a/c in and around ZRH on January 15 of this year, if that helps at all- I believe I also saw you in person outside the training center there in Kloten, however the Swiss pilot I was visiting with didn't know you well so I didn't want to sound like a stalker, introducing myself, only knowing your celebrity from this website!

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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:23 am

Quoting WY101 (Reply 11):
Why don't LX open a base in GVA. Did SR have huge operations in GVA?


I believe LX now has 10 aircraft based in GVA and has been gradually adding service over the past couple of years. LX still has much less GVA service than Swissair prior to the mid-1990s when they moved almost all their GVA flights to ZRH, leaving GVA, which had been a secondary hub, with only a few European destinations plus JFK.

Swissair was hated in GVA after those changes although it was the correct move as a company to establish one strong hub at ZRH. Switzerland is too small for two hubs so close together.

Fortunately for GVA, EasyJet was just getting started about that time. It gave them a major opportunity to grow rapidly and they've been GVA's largest operator for the past few years, now with about 38% of total passenger traffic, followed by LX with about 15% (then LH with 6%, AF with 5%, BA just under 5%, and the other 40+ carriers serving GVA with the remaining 31%).

LX now has about 10 nonstop destinations from GVA and about 35 daily departures. They just added a new route to NCE, a 2nd daily flight to DME, and a 3rd daily to MAD. EasyJet has close to 40 destinations from GVA.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:37 am

Hi

I know that the seat configuration on the A343 in Y is 2-4-2, but when checking the seat plan on my LX flight to LAX next month, some rows have missing seats. For example, row 26 and 27 are both missing seat B and J, and row 33 is missing J while row 40 is missing B. Are these seats block?
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:35 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):

Actually it's closer to 60 as today they serve exactly 58 destinations out of GVA.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:30 pm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 8):
Nothing new about SN starting BRU-BSL 2x daily.
Quoting SR4ever (Reply 9):
I just hope LX will be able to add some more flights and destinations from BSL at a later stage.

It is more likely that they will disappear from this airport completely. They wanted to gain back market shares with introducing the bmi flights form BSL, only to announce less than a year later that they will drop LHR, MAN, CPH and BUD completely and reduce FCO to 4 flights a week.

Brussels Airlines takes over the route to BRU and LX again starts LCY with two flights a day.

There are strong rumours that easyJet will base an 8th aircraft in Basel this year. Last year 5 millions passengers passed through the airport, but only some 250 000 on Swiss. This number will once more decrease this year.

For possible easyJet destinations, I wouldn't be surprised to see BUD and MAN on the timetable (EZY just cancelled all MAN-ZRH flights and LX had really good numbers on the BUD flights).
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:03 pm

Perhaps LX should consider DME from BSL...
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:57 pm

Quoting hbjza (Reply 15):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):

Actually it's closer to 60 as today they serve exactly 58 destinations out of GVA.

EasyJet's website currently shows 55 destinations, but I expect some are seasonal summer services that haven't yet started.

My 40 number for EasyJet destinations from GVA was based on the current winter schedule as shown in the GVA airport publication listing carriers and destinations from GVA this winter. It's usually fairly accurate. Counted EasyJet destinations in that document again and still get 40. I expect that number will be higher in the equivalent summer schedule publication. For example, I doubt they're flying to Greek Islands in February.

For some reason I can't link to that publication but it's the first item on the following page from the GVA airport site. It's easier to read (PDF) if you click "Download" rather than "Browse".
http://gva.ch/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-56/
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:37 pm

Quoting SR4ever (Reply 17):
Perhaps LX should consider DME from BSL...

As far as I know LX have now reached the maximum number of flights allowed to Russia as per the bilateral agreement. I believe the bilateral is based on Russian and Swiss carriers operating the same number of flights in total.

It took LX quite a substantial amount of time to be able to add the second flight from GVA. BSL-DME can in any case be routed through ZRH quite efficiently.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:17 pm

On a sidenote, it looks like HB-JHL made its first commercial flight today as LX146 to DEL. Maybe an insider can confirm this, as I pulled this info out of ZRH departure board (no arrivals shown for JHL).
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:48 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13):

Thanks for the information. I see ZRH becoming a very strong hub.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Had a short talk with a guy from the Swiss Legal Department who's responsible for Leasing and so on.
We chatted about the Air Australia A332 (ex SR HB-IQR) which is now back in ZRH after an Odyssey from HNL.

Here's a picture of it


Sadly I didn't asked him about some things, but maybe you guys know this too.

Does the HB-IQR belong to LX (or some leasing company) or what's her owner?
What will happen to her? I've heard that it will undergo some Maintenance first... but then?
Thanks for any info!
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:59 pm

Quoting LXLucien (Reply 22):
Does the HB-IQR belong to LX (or some leasing company) or what's her owner?

The aircraft is still registered in Australia (VH-SSA). According to the CASA's official online registry, the aircraft belongs to a company with the name "AIRCRAFT MSN 324 LLC"

SSA&meta_A=-allresults&meta_o_sand=&meta_m_sand=&meta_X_sand=&meta_r_sand=&meta_q_sand=&meta_xyear_sand=&meta_Y_sand=&num_ranks=10&Search=Search" target="_blank">http://casa-query.funnelback.com/sea...amp;num_ranks=10&Search=Search
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:52 pm

Supposedly SWISS wanted to make a final decision this year if they will upgrade the A340 fleet with the new First Class, which also means to replace the current IFE system as the current system is not compatible for the 23in screens. Are there any news regarding this issue?
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:18 pm

With the completion of the B concourse at ZRH, are the 'bus gates' on concourse A still in use? By 'bus gates' I mean the gates where the passengers are ferried by bus from the terminal to the aircraft, sorry, I don't know what else to call them. Thanks
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:24 pm

SWISS offers new codeshare services with Darwin Airline on th following routes :

- Geneva-Luxembourg
- Geneva-Genoa
- Geneva-Lugano
- Zurich-Genoa

as of today.

As of the summer timetable, the codeshare agreement will also be available on the Geneva-Venice and Geneva-Florence route.

http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/about_sw...ss_releases/Pages/pr_20120308.aspx


I personnaly find it very good for Swiss aviation. I think it's very good for Darwin to have a strong partner like Swiss but also good for Swiss as LX doesn't have any 50 seat aircraft. Maybe this will also offer some new routes out of ZRH where the Avro is too big.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:32 pm

Quoting mcg (Reply 25):
With the completion of the B concourse at ZRH, are the 'bus gates' on concourse A still in use?

Yes, they are...though they have been renumbered...used to be A1, A2, etc. down on the ground level, but they are now A50-59.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:59 pm

Quoting panamair (Reply 27):
Quoting mcg (Reply 25):
With the completion of the B concourse at ZRH, are the 'bus gates' on concourse A still in use?

Yes, they are...though they have been renumbered...used to be A1, A2, etc. down on the ground level, but they are now A50-59.

Thanks for the info.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:16 am

It looks like LX has adjusted its new livery on HB-JHL with 'SWISS' being centered between the first two emergency exit doors. Was this done with the intention of re-branding JHK and the rest of the A333 fleet, or is this going to be another LX livery inconsistency (referring to the A332 misaligned cross)?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46423105@N03/6942249157/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40168621@N07/6701901599/
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:12 am

Quoting dens (Reply 26):
Geneva-Luxembourg

I have seen this, yes, and they offer connections to DME this way.

Does the LUX-GVA sector by F7 qualify for Miles and More?
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:30 pm

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 16):
They wanted to gain back market shares with introducing the bmi flights form BSL, only to announce less than a year later that they will drop LHR, MAN, CPH and BUD completely and reduce FCO to 4 flights a week.

I fly MAN-BSL about 4 times a year with LX and whilst I'm personally disappointed, I can understand that poor loads might have been a factor. I always flew in C where the LF never seemed to exceed 50% and it was certainly never full (or close) in Y - whether on the LX RJ100 or last summer's BD A319. That said, there was aways a decent crowd for the route so it might suit someone (BD Regional perhaps?) but I can't see EZY being interested. As for me, it'll be STN-FKB or BHX-SXB/BSL via AMS/CDG, neither of which are filling me with anticipation!

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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:51 pm

I have few questions for my fellow Swiss a.netters.

When Swissair and Crossair were still alive, my home airport, Genoa, had multi-daily connections to both Zurich and Geneva (using Saab 340 and 2000). First Geneva was cancelled and then Zurich. After several years of absence, Darwin Airlines started flying twice daily to both Zurich and Geneva (less during weekends).

Genoa airport had a very low-cost penetration and flights to few European hubs (Munich, Paris and Rome). BA flies to LGW, Ryanair to LTN and starting Brussels soon.

1) Swissair flights were both catering to O&D traffic and feed to the hubs. How can Darwin operate this routes with only O&D traffic since they are not code-sharing with LX?

2) Does anyone know the origin of the O&D traffic? I can't think about many business links between Genoa and Switzerland.

3) Why isn't LX code-sharing on these flights? They could feed at least the Zurich hub. Is LH afraid of loosing feed in Munich? I think LX and Darwin are code-sharing on some Lugano flights.

Thanks you very much in advance if you can shed some light on these flights.

[Edited 2012-03-11 06:51:46]

[Edited 2012-03-11 06:52:59]

[Edited 2012-03-11 06:53:52]
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:16 pm

Quoting EY460 (Reply 32):
1) Swissair flights were both catering to O&D traffic and feed to the hubs. How can Darwin operate this routes with only O&D traffic since they are not code-sharing with LX?

2) Does anyone know the origin of the O&D traffic? I can't think about many business links between Genoa and Switzerland.

3) Why isn't LX code-sharing on these flights? They could feed at least the Zurich hub. Is LH afraid of loosing feed in Munich? I think LX and Darwin are code-sharing on some Lugano flights.

It was just announced on Thursday that LX would codeshare with F7 on the Genoa routes as well as on the entire Darwin network out of GVA. This should answer questions 1) and 3). Now it would be great if Darwin could retime their flights into ZRH, especially the second daily flight is much too early to allow for well timed connections and for a true day trip.

As for question 2) the one business I can think of are cruises. It must be much more comfortable for crew guests to travel to the Genoa port by air rather than by train/bus.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:41 pm

Perphaps the day when LX will buy Darwin and rename it Swiss Regional is getting closer...
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:56 pm

GVA-LUX by Darwin? What happens/happened to the Luxair flight on which I believe LX code shared?

As for business links between Geneva and Genoa I could imagine quite a bit of traffic coming from MSC, one of the worlds largest shipping companies (#2 container company in the world for instance) with double headquarters in Genoa and Geneva.

Talking some more about Geneva, my ex-hometown, I was wondering whether there'd be any destinations that would make sense for LX to be served from GVA that would less well from ZRH. I could think of, for instance, Beirut or some Maghreb destinations.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:59 pm

Thanks PhillnBRN. It sounds a great news. One more option to fly out of Genoa. I don't think cruises is the answer. Cruises tends to leave on weekends when Darwin has less flight. And I don't think one or two S2000 can do much with the size of ships nowadays. I remember LH 747 chartered for cruise passengers.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Quoting mozart (Reply 35):
GVA-LUX by Darwin? What happens/happened to the Luxair flight on which I believe LX code shared?

LG still operates LUX-GVA on its own, and has even increased its weekfay offer from 2 to 3 daily flights.

These flights had never been code-shared with LX (or perhaps only in the very early weays of Swiss)

Still, it would make sense if LX and LG code-shared their ZRH-LUX and LUX-GVA flights respectively.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:19 pm

This may have been covered in another forum, but does anyone know why or when LX cancelled the ZRH-SOF service? Any plans to resume it?
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:40 am

Quoting boeing773W (Reply 38):
does anyone know why or when LX cancelled the ZRH-SOF service?

It ended October 30, 2011. The LX press release announcing changes in the winter schedule said SOF was being dropped "for economic reasons" so it presumably was unprofitable.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:12 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 39):
It ended October 30, 2011. The LX press release announcing changes in the winter schedule said SOF was being dropped "for economic reasons" so it presumably was unprofitable.

Interesting. Thanks for that. I was just asking because I flew the route in June last year and the planes were full both ways. I think what LX did was to use an A319 two or three times per week, and on the remaining days used a RJ85. The RJ's were full and I know that a lot of people used them to ZRH but I guess the numbers told a different story and the route was pulled.

There's talk from BG Air that they intend to increase capacity to ZRH, especially now that they have started receiving their E190's and recently entered into a code-share agreement with US Airways for flights from SOF to America via ZRH.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:19 pm

Am I right thinking that WK is expecting a new Airbus 320 in 2012?
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:59 pm

Quoting DALCE (Reply 41):
Am I right thinking that WK is expecting a new Airbus 320 in 2012?

Well, not really new: HB-IJV (former Swiss Sun a/c).

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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:04 pm

hmmm, that's a pity!
When will it be transferred to WK?
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:03 pm

Check-In 2 at ZRH will be refurbished. Therefore some check-in counters have to provisional relocated:
http://zrhnews.flughafen-zuerich.ch/...0120320_terminal2_DE&p=230&lang=en

Nice to read. It is about time. This hall is from the 1970ies with its special "charm".
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:53 pm

Eurolot (K2) will start a 3-times weekly KRK-ZRH-KRK route on 12Jun. The schedule is as follows:

K2 481 -2-4-6- KRK0650 ZRH0840
K2 482 -2-4-6- ZRH0920 KRK1110

Apparently, the plan is to use the newly ordered DH4 for this route.

Bookable on eurolot.com/en starting PLN 199 (approx. CHF 60) one-way, all incl.

Nice addition to ZRH's route portfolio.
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:42 pm

I am a bit disappointed about ZRH's visitor service. After the opening of terrace B, terrace E is opened again on three afternoons (Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays). This is acceptable. But: the first bus only leaves at 1215 so the SQ A 380 is gone when you arrive out there. That's a pity, it was always spectacular to watch her at the gate with three bridges. I sent an email to ask if it is not possible to have the first bus at 1115. The answer was that the don't have an available bus, they use it for passenger transports. I doubt a little because during construction of Dock B they had a bus available 7/7 although there were less dock stands.
 
vegas005
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:08 am

Quoting ZRH (Reply 46):
I sent an email to ask if it is not possible to have the first bus at 1115. The answer was that the don't have an available bus, they use it for passenger transports.

I have lived here long enogh to know the Swisss sometimes need a little kick. Write them again and copy management, keep moving up till you find someone with a clue. No doubt the first bus needs to leave at 11:15, the A380 is the main reason to go out!
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:28 pm

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 45):
Eurolot (K2) will start a 3-times weekly KRK-ZRH-KRK route on 12Jun.

Good news, even though it would have been better to see LX operating on this route (which SR used to operate until its collapse)

Anu LX-K2 code-sharing in sight?
 
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread 29

Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:23 pm

A noteworthy milestone today for AA & ZRH. AA has been serving ZRH for 25 years. There was a little celebration at the gate this morning.

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