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Swiss Aviation Thread: Nummere Drissig (30)!

Mon May 14, 2012 2:35 pm

Seems that due to long period of no posts, thread 29 has been shut. So here's number 30! Last threads considering LX topics included discussions whether LX will get bigger planes (favourably the A340-600) in the near future, with no official words yet though.
On another note, a Swiss newspaper today released a simulation of a near miss (simultanious T/O's on both runway 28 and 16) at ZRH which took place in March 2011:
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...tastrophe-entgangen/story/14775698
Some if not most of the comments by readers are rather... well let's just say not very a.net standard  
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread: Nummere Drissig (30)!

Wed May 16, 2012 3:13 am

Quoting AntonovA330 (Thread starter):
On another note, a Swiss newspaper today released a simulation of a near miss (simultanious T/O's on both runway 28 and 16) at ZRH which took place in March 2011

Yikes! Controllers in the U.S. are REQUIRED to exchange traffic with both aircraft when you have one in position on intersecting runways. If this were the case, the controller might have corrected his error before it got close as well as both crews would have been more aware of what was going on.

Edelweiss begins their ZRH-TPA service on May 25th. So geil!

[Edited 2012-05-15 20:33:53]
 
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Wed May 16, 2012 7:12 am

Well take off clearance had been issued to LX1326 first, but they apparently started rolling not until some 45 seconds later while LX202W accelerated right away. ATC routinely seemed to turn their focus on other traffic. Note that the video doesn't show Dock E/Midfield properly, so the aircraft weren't visually aware of each other until both had gained already quite some speed.
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Wed May 16, 2012 3:36 pm

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 1):
Edelweiss begins their ZRH-TPA service on May 25th. So geil!

Really?? that's a great news for me! I need to fly TPA June 30th.  
 
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Wed May 16, 2012 4:17 pm

Some recent route news concerning Swiss airports:

ZRH:

Air Dolomiti

Verona-Zurich-Verona 11/7

http://airlineroute.net/2012/05/09/en-vrnzrh-jul12/

Also EuroLot to KRK 4/7 (was mentioned in the old thread)

Furthermore Saudi Arabian is rumoured to start flights from Riyadh using Airbus A320 aircraft.

BSL:

Easyjet

BRU 6/7
BUD 4/7
SCQ 2/7
MAN 4/7

Increased frequencies on following routes

FCO daily
CPH daily
OPO Up to 2 daily
PRN 5 weekly

GVA:

Easyjet

SEN 3/7
SVQ 3/7

Increased frequencies

BUD 9 per week
BOD 10 per week
CPH daily
LGW Up to 7 flights per day, on weekends up to 10 flights per day
NTE daily
OPO 20 flights per week

Easyjet changes effective with the beginning of winter schedule

http://easyjet.production.investis.c...09-05-2012b-de.aspx?sc_lang=de-DE# (In German)

I found this fact particularly impressing:

Cities served from BSL: 40
Cities served from GVA: 57!
 
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Thu May 17, 2012 9:26 pm

I saw that Edelweiss is flying to TPA on June 29th and is great for me.

Somebody have something to share about the comfort/catering/business class?

I'm still not sure to fly Edelweiss instead of Swiss (to MIA).
 
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Fri May 18, 2012 9:25 am

Quoting atalanta89 (Reply 5):
Somebody have something to share about the comfort/catering/business class?

Hi,
you can't compare the EDW C-Class with the LX.
OK the IFE is the same but apart from that...
EDW is a typical leisure Carrier, that's why the prices for C-Class there are lower. (if not, fly LX!)
The seats are comfy, but not the same as the new LX one. Catering is good too, but I think you don't have the same choice as with LX. But it's not bad!
If you choose to fly EDW you need to know that it's not the same as LX and you need to make certain cut backs.
But on the other hand, you fly directly to TPA... and the FA's are more likely to be young and good looking! (IMHO   )
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Fri May 18, 2012 9:31 am

Edelweiss operates their new A 330-300 to TPA, so C-class is quite up to date. I believe it's comparable with the older style C-class on LX. I would certainly prefer this service ZRH-TPA above ZRH-MIA just because you save a lot of time, and quality is likely to be better than any US carrier TATL C-class.
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Sun May 20, 2012 11:56 am

Quoting DALCE (Reply 7):
Edelweiss operates their new A 330-300 to TPA, so C-class is quite up to date. I believe it's comparable with the older style C-class on LX. I would certainly prefer this service ZRH-TPA above ZRH-MIA just because you save a lot of time, and quality is likely to be better than any US carrier TATL C-class.

You can compare it with the old Swissair / SWISS Business Class found on the A332's. On their A332 which they received from SWISS they took over the sames seats however reduced the seat pitch by adding another row of seats in the forward compartment.
 
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Mon May 21, 2012 7:10 pm

SkyWork Airlines will also apply some changes to its network out of Bern Airport.

-London City will be increased to 17/7. Third daily flight from MO to FR.

-FCO and BCN will be decreased seasonally to 3/7

-BUD will get a third weekly flight on TUE

-BEG will be served three times per week on SAT, SUN and TUE

-New flights to Zagreb (SAT and MON)

-winter leisure flights to Malta, DJE, CTA (most likely once or twice per week)

All in all around 20 destinations will be served by this high quality regional airline.
 
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Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:07 am

Today I received a email from SQ that on the 2nd August 2012 it's the 40th Anniversary ZRH-SIN. They also added a very interesting link to a short movie:

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Dear Mr XX,

40 years ago, on 2 August 1972, Singapore Airlines commenced its flight operations from Zurich to Singapore. From our very first flight, we have been striving to delight our passengers in everything we do, and to provide them with an inflight experience that even other airlines talk about.

Celebrate this special occasion with us and take advantage of very attractive fares in Business Class now. We have selected 10 top destinations in Asia which are available from CHF 4’000* all-in.

Book your seat at our "40 Years Anniversary Special" and look forward to an extraordinary travel experience.

More information about our 40 Years Anniversary activities will be featured in the upcoming newsletters.

Yours sincerely,
Edmond Lim
General Manager Switzerland
Singapore Airlines Ltd.
Link to Movie - sorry only in Swiss German!

Enjoy  
 
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Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:26 pm

Swiss is to issue 650 iPads to their maitre de cabine:

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SWISS’s 650 maîtres de cabine are being provided with iPads to ease their overall workload. The devices, which will begin to be issued this month, will simplify the tasks and duties of the airline’s cabin services directors before, during and after the flight. They will also permit the abolition of the traditional printed manuals, with associated environmental benefits in both paper- and aircraft weight-saving terms.
Source

That's very interesting that Swiss is making the iPad move. Although not in the cockpit yet, but better than nothing. Bravo Swiss!
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread: Nummere Drissig (30)!

Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:09 pm

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 11):
Although not in the cockpit yet, but better than nothing.

I'm sure it will come in no time. The advantages are still underestimated. Maybe we will see it as soon as LX receives the CS100.. ?

One uneducated question: Is "maître de cabine" the official word for "flight attendant" in Switzerland, or is it something like a trademark only SWISS uses?
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RE: Swiss Aviation Thread: Nummere Drissig (30)!

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:04 pm

Quoting Semaex (Reply 12):
One uneducated question: Is "maître de cabine" the official word for "flight attendant" in Switzerland, or is it something like a trademark only SWISS uses?

Other terms would be Senior Purser, In Flight Service Director, Cabin Director, ...
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:29 am

Quoting atalanta89 (Reply 5):
saw that Edelweiss is flying to TPA on June 29th and is great for me.

Somebody have something to share about the comfort/catering/business class?

I'm still not sure to fly Edelweiss instead of Swiss (to MIA).

Typical Swiss horrible pricing CHF 7'151.20 return for a family of 4 on a "charter" airline...what a joke!


Outbound flight
Zurich (ZRH) - Tampa Bay (Florida) (TPA)
Friday, 20.07.2012
CHF 3'665.60
Return flight
Tampa Bay (Florida) (TPA) - Zurich (ZRH)
Friday, 03.08.2012
CHF 3'485.60
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2x Child
Total price
CHF 7'151.20
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:44 am

Quoting Semaex (Reply 12):
One uneducated question: Is "maître de cabine" the official word for "flight attendant" in Switzerland, or is it something like a trademark only SWISS uses?

Already Swissair used this word. Other airlines call them purser. Though Maître de Cabine is the chief of cabin and not a word for a normal flight attendant. "Maître" is french an means chief, master, head, boss.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:03 am

Quoting ZRH (Reply 15):
Already Swissair used this word. Other airlines call them purser

From some documentaries on Youtube have seen that LH call them or "called them" Purser. Interesting to check on Wikipedia about the Purser was:

Quote:
On modern airliners, the Cabin Manager (chief flight attendant) is often called the purser.

Could it be that the it's still common US Air Company's?
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:34 am

Swiss is anyway better, and more service minded then Edelweiss.
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:27 am

Quoting vegas005 (Reply 14):
Typical Swiss horrible pricing CHF 7'151.20 return for a family of 4 on a "charter" airline...what a joke!

The difference in Y class from LX to WK is in my opinion very small. I guess prices just show the high demand there is in the Switzerland-US market in late July and early August (it is for example hard to find flights to NYC for anything less than CHF 1400 per person).
Later in August there are plenty of options to fly for CHF 990 per person.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:57 am

Quoting PoianaMarco (Reply 17):
Swiss is anyway better, and more service minded then Edelweiss.

What do you want to tell with that? Of course, because SWISS is a high quality legacy airline and EDW is its holiday and charter airline. You can't compare.
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:23 pm

Quoting vegas005 (Reply 14):
Typical Swiss horrible pricing CHF 7'151.20 return for a family of 4 on a "charter" airline...what a joke!

But what are the load factors? If there is demand at those fares it makes no sense not to charge as much as you can.
 
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Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:49 am

Edelweiss longhaul Business Class is more like a glorified Eco+ product, nothing to do with LX Business.

Paying >CHF 7'000 to fly in that seat - ABSOLUTELY NOT! If for the same money you can go to TPA on a combo of LX transatlantic and a transfer connection on another carrier then that's the way to go. Consider buying something like ZRH-MIA as one ticket and the MIA-TPA as a separate ticket, that may turn out way cheaper
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:28 am

Very odd experience the other day: I was landing on board Emirates' afternoon flight in Zurich on runway 14, and as we rolled off the runway I saw how a number of widebody planes (Air Canada, some Swiss A330/A340, etc) were preparing to depart from runway 32 - opposite the landing direction. Is this common'? Or was this just the moment when they "turned around" the configuration, and my plane was the last to land?
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:31 am

There is a time during the afternoon where no planes are scheduled to land for about half an hour, and during this time some planes are taking off to the north. Apparently it is wind permitting, but I've seen that happening some times even when the other runways were in normal use. Looking at the schedule, it seems that the EK flight is one of the last ones to arrive before this gap, so this may have been the case for you. Just wondering about the widebody thing, I have only once seen one take off there during the day.
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:48 pm

There seem to be internal discussions at Swiss whether to separate the European and Long Distance Operations into two organizations:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtscha...k-zu-CrossairZeiten/story/24265538

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:33 am

Didn't that split exist a few years with Swiss Sun or something like that? (I remember the A320 series having yellow tips on the flap fairings).

Why bother splitting? What would change?

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:10 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 25):
Didn't that split exist a few years with Swiss Sun or something like that?

Yes you are right!! They did have if remember correctly a couple of A320's with Swiss Sun! These where on some holiday routes!! Why they stopped it I don't know. Was also similar with former Swissair (SR) and Crossair (LX) many years ago.


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Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 25):
Why bother splitting? What would change?

It can well be that want to reduce operating cost's of personnel! But only a guess really!!!
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:25 am

Swiss Sun was abandoned in 2004 already. The purpose of Swiss Sun from the beginning was to give former Crossair pilots an opportunity to upgrade to the Airbus A320. It was eventually decided that a separate sub branding was not necessary so from Fall 2004 Swiss dedicated two A320s for charter operations but only with regular Swiss branding and LX crew.
In February 2008 LX acquired Edelweiss Air which gave them yet again a separate holiday airline division.
They decided to maintain the Edelweiss brand due to its popularity. Today you will see a lot of LX fligths operated by Edelweiss during the week and on weekends there are many LX branded planes operating EDW flights.

Swiss has already denied the rumours about splitting up the company. According to a spokeswoman they are merely evaluating all possible future strategic options. However, the fact that internal strategy papers make it to the media should is quite concerning imo.

[Edited 2012-06-15 00:34:26]
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:01 am

Quoting PhilInBRN (Reply 4):
Also EuroLot to KRK 4/7 (was mentioned in the old thread)


Since EuroLOT is the regional branch of LOT, perhaps Swiss would consider codesharing on these flights? We desperately need a Swiss connection at KRK!
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:09 am

Quoting konrad (Reply 28):
Since EuroLOT is the regional branch of LOT, perhaps Swiss would consider codesharing on these flights? We desperately need a Swiss connection at KRK!

LX seem to be quite selective with regards to applying its code on other airlines' flights. For instance there is still no codeshare on Helvetic flights to Cardiff/Bristol.
I also think that frequencies would have to increase were LX to put their code on the KRK flights.

In general the coverage of Eastern Europe from ZRH (LX and other carriers) is quite poor compared to neighbouring airports such as MUC, MXP or VIE.
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:45 pm

Quite a lot happening in Geneva since i moved out, but its good to see GVA growing again, like in the good old days. Any news on the Zurich - Helsinki route? Or was just a rumor, since i want to visit GVA in the autumn from Finland... Greetings from the Caribbean!
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:57 pm

There are supposedly various fequency cuts planed for the Winter Timetable of SWISS on routes such as YUL, ORD, LAX and SFO. With the arrival of another A333 in October what will LX do with the excess in aircraft capacity; use the time for heavy maintenance and / or start to retire 1 or 2 of their olders A343's and increase this capacity again by 2014 when there might be some A346's joining the LX fleet?
 
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Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:20 am

WizzAir is finally arriving in Switzerland with 2 or 3 weekly flights Skopje-Basel:


Skopje (SKP) Basel (MLH) W6 7731 Tue, Thu(?), Sat 14:00 16:15 A320
Basel (MLH) Skopje (SKP) W6 7732 Tue, Thu(?), Sat 16:45 19:00 A320
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Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:26 pm

By the way, if anyone's interested, there's the great ZRH A.net meeting taking place on August 25th! Join us, it's definitely worth it!

ZRH-A.NET Meet 2012 -August 25th! See New DOCK-B! (by glidepath73 May 4 2012 in Non Aviation)

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Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:14 pm

Finally (!) Zurich Airport improved the opening hours of terrace E on Saturdays and Sundays. The first bus from terrace B leaves at 1115 so it is now possible again to see the SQ A 380 at the Gate E 67.
BTW today (Saturday June 23rd) there were three Kingfisher A 330 at ZRH. Two were standing at SRTechnics and one at the Heliport stands.
 
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Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Quoting ZRH" class="quote" target="_blank">ZRH (Reply 34):
Finally (!) Zurich Airport improved the opening hours of terrace E on Saturdays and Sundays. The first bus from terrace B leaves at 1115 so it is now possible again to see the SQ A 380 at the Gate E 67.

That is really good news... it's really time they opened the Terrace E!!! Only the first bust leaves rather late and only 11.15!!

Quoting ZRH" class="quote" target="_blank">ZRH (Reply 34):
BTW today (Saturday June 23rd) there were three Kingfisher A 330 at ZRH. Two were standing at SRTechnics and one at the Heliport stands.

I was today at ZRH and managed to take at least two of the three A330 Kingfisher!!!

1) VT-VJP:



2) VT-VJK:



done these photos today 23/06/2012 - ZRH

maybe the third you saw was this one:


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Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:39 pm

They have been returned to the lessors, the only reasonable explanation why they would be at ZRH is SR Technics taking care of them in some way, shape or form.
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Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:46 pm

easyjet have brought forward the start of MAN-BSL to October 1st due "exceptionally strong" pre-bookings.
"UK commercial manager Ali Gayward said: "The Manchester to Basel route has proven to be one of the most popular routes we have launched from the North West so far."

source

That the decision to stop MAN-MAD the day before may be slighty coincidental
 
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Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:31 pm

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 35):
That is really good news... it's really time they opened the Terrace E!!! Only the first bust leaves rather late and only 11.15!!

Actually it was already opened before but the first bus left only 1215 when the 380 was gone. I wrote then an email to the Airport Authority. They answered that there was no bus available earlier. But now at least 1115 (only Saturdays and Sundays). You are right, it would be nice the best viewing terrace to open earlier in the morning.

Thanx for Kingfisher pics.
 
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Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:31 pm

Quoting david_itl (Reply 37):
easyjet have brought forward the start of MAN-BSL to October 1st due "exceptionally strong" pre-bookings.
"UK commercial manager Ali Gayward said: "The Manchester to Basel route has proven to be one of the most popular routes we have launched from the North West so far."

Not surprising in my opinion that this route has seen such good booking numbers. LX has risen prices on the ZRH-MAN route instantly after EZYs and many passengers are more than willing to take the little detour through BSL to save on air fares. I suppose MAN-ZRH had been quite a popular route but fell victim to very high airport charges at ZRH.
It looks like the succes of easyjet at BSL will continue. New routes to SCQ, BRU and BUD will also start in October.
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:26 am

Quoting ZRH (Reply 38):
Actually it was already opened before but the first bus left only 1215 when the 380 was gone.
Quoting ZRH (Reply 38):
You are right, it would be nice the best viewing terrace to open earlier in the morning.

That is really ridiculous!! But at least they changed it. Before the new T2 terrace was open the first bus left at 07.45!!

Quoting ZRH (Reply 38):
Thanx for Kingfisher pics.

Your welcome...  yesterday by chance saw then and went back to make some pic's!!
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:52 am

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 40):
That is really ridiculous!! But at least they changed it. Before the new T2 terrace was open the first bus left at 07.45!!

Yes that's true. When construction works were going on for the new Dock B/D the terrace E was open the whole day 7/7. Actually Terrace B is nice especially for families but for aviation enthusiasts Terrace E is fare better.
 
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Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:04 am

Quoting ZRH (Reply 41):
Yes that's true. When construction works were going on for the new Dock B/D the terrace E was open the whole day 7/7. Actually Terrace B is nice especially for families but for aviation enthusiasts Terrace E is fare better.

You are right... I personally like the new Dock with there special constructions. But the E is far more better for enthusiasts.

Even I must say that the old Terminal B with it's terrace I do miss and the 747's e.g. SQ, TG where there in the good old day's!!!!

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Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:51 pm

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 42):
If you want the A332 Photos for your "database" just send me a PM with your mail.

Thanks for the offer but I don't really have a database. I only like to watch new photos.
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:15 am

Quoting ZRH" class="quote" target="_blank">ZRH (Reply 43):
I only like to watch new photos.
http://virovai.com/airliners.net/forumphotos/vt-VJO_ZRH03.jpg

@ZRH: Here the last of the 3 IT - Kingfisher VT-VJO in ZRH!!

Does anybody know what will be the future of these birds?? They have been a little time "stored" in ZRH and next to them a couple of others like a Stragegic A332 (VH-SSA) and another A332 (no Reg. sorry) Right now there is a GF A332 there also and sure space is getting very tight!!! Maybe some will get sold "soon" What are the thoughts?

Thanks!
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:35 pm

The other one that is all white is I-EEZJ and will go to Air Berlin as D-ABXC.
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Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:13 pm

It is nice to have SRTechnics at ZRH. So we can see birds which usually don't come here.
 
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:49 am

Also in ZRH with SRtechnics is the A340-200 (YV1004) of Conviasa, a former Atlasjet A330-200 (TC-ETP, will became N772RD with Ryan Intl) and a factory new A330-300 of Virgin Atlantic (G-VNYC).
 
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:19 pm

Just heard from the press conference about approaches to Zürich: SWISS will exchange many planes until 2020, they want new planes because of the noise that a aircraft makes.

All this is because the airplanes fly over South-Germany to land at Zürich, and because they are low they make a lot of noise and thats annoying for the germans.

Zürich Airport must make a runway extension (RWY 10) until 2020. Its about 400 m long and would go over the Glatt-River.
 
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:53 pm

In todays NZZ theres an article about LX' coming CSeries:
http://www.nzz.ch/lebensart/auto-mob...s-kanada-fuer-die-swiss-1.17288826
It mainly states that a "wooden bird" is being used for production flow reasons/checks (not sure if this is understandable English...). BBD as well as SWU expect EIS in Autumn 2014. The interesting part is LX' uncertainity about the future of its A319 - seatwise its in the bandwidth of CS300 aircraft, which might be cheaper to operate. Any ideas?
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