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Rebranded from Crossair (1975-2002)


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Zurich Kloten (ZRH)
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50 Countries served
105 Destinations served
138 Routes served




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Swiss Global applies for US traffic rights

Swiss Global Air Lines (SWU, Zurich) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit and Route Exemption to allow it to offer scheduled and charter flights of passengers, cargo, and mail from any point or points behind Switzerland, via any point or points in Switzerland and any intermediate points, to any point or points in the United States and beyond.

The carrier says the application is pursuant to a wet-lease agreement in which it will operate ...

Swiss regulator okays Darwin/Etihad tie-up

Darwin Airline (F7, Lugano) says the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved Etihad Airways' plans to acquire a 33% stake in the Lugano-based carrier. The move follows a lengthy investigation into the deal, announced during the first quarter of last year, which involved close scrutinization of the Emiratis overall say in the running of Darwin, also known as Etihad Regional.

"Since announcing our partnership with Etihad Airways, we focused all our efforts on cost reduction ...

Swiss set to be CS100 launch operator; eyes more B777s

Swiss (LX, Zurich) is in talks with Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) over the possibility of it becoming the launch operator of the CS100. The Wall Street Journal quotes sources close to the negotiations as saying that once guarantees concerning the type's reliability and performance are put in place, a deal could be finalized as early as this week.

The CS100's original launch operator, Sweden's Malmö Aviation (TF, Malmö), announced in September of last year it would not be taking on the ...

Schenker AG settles with 3 carriers in US cargo cartel case

NCA - Nippon Cargo Airlines (KZ, Tokyo Narita) along with SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK, Copenhagen Kastrup) and Cargolux (CV, Luxembourg) have reached a settlement with German logistics firm, Schenker, in its antitrust lawsuit brought against them for their alleged involvement in air cargo cartel activities.

In a statement, the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary said it had dismissed its claims against the three carriers in its lawsuit brought in the Eastern District of New York. Though it did not ...

Switzerland's Darwin Airline to cut 20% of workforce

Darwin Airline (F7, Lugano) is planning to retrench almost 20% of its workforce as it moves to focus its attention away from the scheduled market and more towards the ACMI/charter sector.

In a letter to its workforce seen by the Corriere del Ticino newspaper, the Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) affiliate said that out of its total 320 employees, 60 would be laid off including 30 from the flight crew and 30 from ground operations. The move is in stark contrast to earlier expectations for ...


Fleet show complete list

Aircraft TypeActiveInactiveTotalOn Order* BØ Age PCapacity P  
A319-1005 5hiddenhiddenhidden
A320-100/-20022 22hiddenhiddenhidden
A320-200 (sl)1 1hiddenhiddenhidden
A321-100/-2008 8hiddenhiddenhidden
A330-30015 15hiddenhiddenhidden
A340-30015 15hiddenhiddenhidden
ARJ-10018 18hiddenhiddenhidden
B777-300(ER)   hiddenhiddenhidden
Dash 8-4004 4hiddenhiddenhidden
EMB-1904 4hiddenhiddenhidden
Fokker 1006 6hiddenhiddenhidden
* Includes new or used aircraft not yet delivered for which a construction/manufacturer serial number is already known.


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