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Rebranded as Swiss Global Air Lines
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Zurich Kloten (ZRH)
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Swiss European renamed Swiss Global Air Lines

Swiss European Air Lines (SWU, Zurich) has been renamed Swiss Global Air Lines (SWU, Zurich) ahead of the delivery of its first B777-300(ER)s, due later next year. According to parent Swiss International Air Lines, both it and Swiss Global Air Lines will operate under the SWISS brand.

Swiss says that once the corresponding commercial and operating licences have been duly amended by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), the byline “Operated by Swiss European Air Lines” will be ...

Swiss begins ARJ-100 retirement, to debut E190 ops this month

Swiss European Air Lines (SWU, Zurich) has begun to phase out its fleet of twenty ARJ-100s with the first - HB-IXR (cn 3281) - having been ferried to Kemble in the United Kingdom for storage earlier this month.

Though the type will eventually be replaced by a fleet of thirty CS100s, the first four will be replaced by four EMB-190s wet-leased from Helvetic Airways (2L, Zurich).

ch-aviation schedule data shows Swiss' maiden EMB-190 operations should begin on December 22 with flights from ...

Helvetic Airways takes over all Embraer 190s from Niki

Helvetic Airways (2L, Zurich) signed lease agreements for seven EMB-190 aircraft with its future lessor Bernina Aircraft Leasing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airfleet Credit Corporation.

The seven EMB-190s are currently operated by Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) subsidiary Niki (HG, Vienna) from whom AFCC purchased the entire fleet of seven aircraft, for delivery to Helvetic between December 2014 and June 2015.

The first four EMB-190s to be delivered, shall be operated by Helvetic for ...

Austrian to replace Fokker fleet with Bombardier's CSeries?

Austrian Airlines (OS, Vienna) is reportedly leaning towards the Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) CSeries as a potential replacement for its outgoing fleet of Fokker Aircraft (Woensdrecht). Informed sources who spoke to Canada's Globe & Mail newspaper on condition of anonymity said the Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) subsidiary has asked its parent for the go-ahead to acquire sixteen CSeries jets to replace its fifteen Fokker 100s and six Fokker 70s. The report did not specify which CSeries ...

Swiss unveils its planned new business strategy

Swiss (LX, Zurich) has unveiled its multi-billion franc business strategy entitled the “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland”. At a presentation ceremony held in Zurich on Monday, October 6, the carrier said its new business plan would hinge on the introduction of new advanced aircraft, the expansion of its Zurich hub operations, and the improvement of its on-board product.

Beginning in summer 2015, the airline said it will be adding 22 new European destinations to its Zurich network of ...
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