xorrygva wrote:I don't know where this rumor on ET in ZRH is coming from but I don't expect anything in the short term. ET is focusing on GVA at the moment. From Switzerland, the African market (excl South Africa) is more important from GVA than ZRH.
OK, supposedly the African market is more important from GVA than ZRH. But according to the Federal Statistical Office, in 2016 local departing pax to Africa from GVA amounted to 191,758 while from ZRH it was 293,213 (53% more). Excluding South Africa, it's 187,737 from GVA and 225,904 from ZRH (20% more) so Zurich is still in the lead. The reason why you would exclude South Africa eludes me anyway, as ET is flying to four airports in the country and would for sure want to grab some market share from LX. Demand to Ethiopia is almost negligible but for ZRH it is more than 7x higher (3,849 vs. 514).
What am I missing?