Swiss (LX, Zurich) will not renew an ACMI contract with Darwin Airline (F7, Lugano) for a Saab 2000 used to ply flights between Lugano and Zurich.

Following the sale of a 33% stake in Darwin to Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l), Swiss said it "no longer made sense to lease aircraft from a competitor."

The contract will expire in October and Swiss will either wet-lease another aircraft or drop the route from its network.