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by hynithuchi
Thu May 17, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

Given the historical ties Brazil and Portugal have, I'm really surprised they don't fly to LIS yet, but I'm sure it's next very shortlisted as their next European destination. There has been unfounded rumours about GVA about 3 years ago and I think it could stand a reasonable chance as their is a go...

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by hynithuchi
Tue May 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6817

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

I will be flying ATL-DTW-AMS-GOT the last week of June just so I could fly on the A350 and really looking forward to it. Will be in DL One going over. Took the extra leg just so I could get on the A350. Will then be doing GOT-ZRH-BCN on LX just so I could get on a CS100 and finally BCN-ATL on the A...

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by hynithuchi
Fri May 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Wouldn't a Swiss/Edelweiss service to Edinburgh work? Easyjet have the monopoly on the route with x12. Edelweiss have increased to x4 from Zurich. Where from? From ZRH there would probably be a potential for additional capacity but for GVA, I think nearly 2 daily services by Easyjet is sufficient. ...

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by hynithuchi
Fri May 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

How are they currently carrrying out all the operations ex GVA without having any cockpit crews based there at all? I mean, there is a significant amount of flights. This is quite surprising to me. Flight to and out of ZRH and an insane amount of hotels nights... And they wonder why they couldn't b...

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by hynithuchi
Tue May 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

As far as I know there is no cockpit personal in GVA and only limited cabin staff. According to the article, he says that Swiss would need 100 additional cockpit crew, 100 cabin crew and about 50 ground staff. This would suggest that they already have GVA based cockpit crew, but I really can't say ...

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by hynithuchi
Tue May 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

In an article in the Tribune de Genève today, Mr Lorenzo Stoll, Swiss manager GVA, talks about increasing GVA based staff ( cockpit/cabin ) from 250 to 500 by the end of 2019. However he doesn't mention anything about where he is going to use them. Logically, this means they would double their opera...

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by hynithuchi
Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 37
Views: 5945

Re: LH Group

I hope there is no more consolidation, we lost enough airlines so far. I don't think a merger will ever happen. These brands are distinctive and are adapted to the markets they serve. I can't imagine many Austrians would be happy to have their local brand replaced by Lufthansa. Of course they would...

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by hynithuchi
Sun May 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 37
Views: 5945

LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?

Why does LH group not operate all it's different airlines ( LH/LX/OS/SN/WK etc ) operate as a single company under the same brand name? Wouldn't it be more economical than having several managements in different countries, different employment conditions according to the countries the various airlin...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Noticed yesterday when I passed along GVA airport that the open area from the cargo building down to the Ferney tunnel, along the Voie-des-Traz has been filled in and forms a single tarmac with the taxiway. Anybody know what this additional space will be used for ? Off terminal parking positions ? ...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Noticed yesterday when I passed along GVA airport that the open area from the cargo building down to the Ferney tunnel, along the Voie-des-Traz has been filled in and forms a single tarmac with the taxiway. Anybody know what this additional space will be used for ? Off terminal parking positions ? W...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

ZRH & MUC are two big *A hubs they haven't got service too yet. Don't know about MUC, but since ET will start GVA on 05JUN with 3 weekly flights, I doubt they'll open ZRH as well. Unless of course, they switch their flights to ZRH instead of GVA, but I can't see them operating both Swiss airpor...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 251
Views: 14851

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Any chance we'll see an Indian airline serving Switzerland again ? AI started GVA around 1948 and stayed on for about 50 years while ZRH was also served simultanously for 2 shorter periods. If there is enough demand between India and CPH, VIE etc, I'd immagine it should also be the case between Ind...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 251
Views: 14851

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Any chance we'll see an Indian airline serving Switzerland again ? AI started GVA around 1948 and stayed on for about 50 years while ZRH was also served simultanously for 2 shorter periods. If there is enough demand between India and CPH, VIE etc, I'd immagine it should also be the case between Indi...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Will Ryanair operate flights out of Zurich only during summer months or also in winter time? This is definitely an interesting development. FR operating really on behalf of Laudamotion and on routes which were previously flown by AB, would they be entitled to financial incentives by ZRH airport as ...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 8165

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

MoonC wrote:
Surprised GVA isn't part of the lot.

They tried that before and it didn't work.

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by hynithuchi
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Does anybody know what's happening to the planned GVA-LUG resumption by Skywork ? According to the GVA Spotters site, it has been postponed month after month ( 2 daily flights ) and is currently listed as starting on 30APR18. On the Skywork website however there is no mention of such a service.

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by hynithuchi
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 33
Views: 4008

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

What about traffic rights ? EW cannot operate e.g. GVA-DME ... Is it likely that WK will be re-branded as EW (using Swiss AOC) someday ? WK operates plenty of A 320's and also A 330's + A 340's to holiday destinations. So actually a good match in terms of EW fleet and strategy for secandary GVA hub...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 33
Views: 4008

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

How about someone take over the GVA airport... that place has got to be the worst airport in Europe. The airport is stateowned and any kind of extension is being fought by environmentalists, the local population and town councils. The latest project of upgrading airport facilities to accomodate the...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Of course, GVA has had significant growth since 1996, but that was also due to the LCC carriers which had not existed for very long. If I'm not mistaken, in 1996 GVA passenger numbers decreased and started going up again with the Easyjet deployment, With SR gone and had there been no Easyjet, it wou...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Well, I'm always sceptical about any statements like LX is Switzerland, French speaking crews, etc. etc. Quite honesty, the success of EZS in GVA just shows how un-important those kind of things nowadays became. At the end of the day, majority of customers look for price, schedule and than all the ...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I think we had this sterile discussion about GVA longhaul flights before. No Swiss carrier will operate longhaul flights again from/through GVA, unless ZRH airport burns down..and even then, they would rather operate from FRA/MUC/VIE or BRU , period. No real need to discuss this any further. The rea...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

MoonC wrote:
This should put a rest to the idea some have/had that LX would start longhauls from GVA.

Somehow, I thought you were among them.. :D

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by hynithuchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I can't help thinking that the decision in favour of Eurowing has already been made. There was no real reason to raise the subject of Eurowings again, so it seems to me that after a long silence, this new interview is simply meant to gradually prepare the public opinion and their staff of a coming c...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

In today's AGEFI ( local business newspaper, article in French only ) ) the Swiss CEO again mentions the the possibility of Eurowing taking over GVA operations and apparently plans to reduce the number of destinations to 30. At the same time, available capacity semms to be used to increase frequenci...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24690

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

They tried MXP and dropped it as well, dropped everything in fact. It was in the middle of the Arab Spring, tanks in the street does not help. In my view, GVA has a chance, as much as MXP. In fact it was their 3rd attempt at GVA and none lasted more than 2 or 3 years. But I agree, they never stood ...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24690

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

They tried GVA 2011 - 2012. Flights were operated 2 or 3 times a week in a BBJ 737-700 operated by PrivatAir. Flights were dropped due to low demand. They tried MXP and dropped it as well, dropped everything in fact. It was in the middle of the Arab Spring, tanks in the street does not help. In my ...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22380

Re: ANA to expand in Europe

As I said above, I too think that GVA would be a good add - it's relatively high-yielding, with minimal competition to East Asia (just a cruddy CA flight to PEK). As a Star Alliance member, NH could tap into LH / LX's valuable FFP base in the city. NH could also even minimize risk by launching GVA i...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 22380

Re: ANA to expand in Europe

I think GVA would be a real possibility. According to GVA Airport figures ( ANNA.aero source ), there is a traffic potential of 61000 pax between GVA and NRT. Moreover, ANA already has an offline office at GVA and according to BAR Switzerland, their management for Switzerland is based in GVA and not...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

GVA getting more LX long-hauls might be a dream for enthousiasts, but if conducted it will be a nightmare for LX. I don't see it happening for the coming 5-10years. More C-series I do forecast somewhere down the line, GVA has the potential and the C-series looks to be the right equipment for it. I ...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Edelweiss will soon add 2 A320's to their fleet. MSN2606 & MSN2627 both ex AB are now on Swiss register as HB-JJL & HB-JJM and cabins are currently being reconfigured from AB to WK layout. HB-JJL will go to NWI for painting early march. Expect -JJM to follow shortly after -JJL. Also, the la...

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by hynithuchi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9776

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

Kottok "I think JU has its chances if they are able to catch a good part of O&D, stimulate a little bit the demand ( even though it is Serbia we are talking about ) and catch connections to Eastern Europe." Seems JU has closed their flights to GVA again, so it looks as it won't happen....

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by hynithuchi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 3955

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

Zurich - Toulouse is unserved Geneva - Milan is unserved GVA to MXP was tried by several airlines such as Baboo, Twinjet but never worked. The last network carrier to operate the route with 3-4 daily flights was AZ when they had their hub at MXP but when the hub transferred to FCO, the route was di...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

As far as I know they have a Hungarian AOC and the country being member of the EU, I don't see any obstacles operating VIE/ZRH. They seem however focusing on BSL which only about 60 km from ZRH and they can cover not only the Alsatian and German border market but also the larger ZRH area. So is ther...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9776

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

Don't get me wrong, JU is very welcome at GVA, I was just wondering if they are right to split the additional 5 flights between ZRH and GVA. I don't think however you can compare GVA with SPL,CDG,DUS,CPH as all these airports are much larger and serve much more populated areas. I don't agree with yo...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9776

Re: Etihad cancelling partnership with Air Seychelles and Air Serbia ?

"Even their new flights to GVA are conveniently timed so as to offer swift connections onto their regional and Middle Eastern network." I doubt their 2 flights are meant to feed their BEG hub and GVA certainly doesn't need any more connections to the Middle East. In fact these 2 flights ar...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

With the new A321LR entering the market, could there be a chance of more US East Coast routes to Switzerland ? I could easily see a US carrier operating to BSL where they could attract traffic from the ZRH area as well as the local pharma. GVA could also be interesting for BOS as the market is too s...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

"Ethiopian Airlines is launching Geneva in June. Schedules 0725-2045 via Milan Malpensa (ET726/7) with Boeing 787-8 every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flights are open for bookings." Source: https://twitter.com/followdpts/status/948538757279571968 Believe me now? Yes of course I believe ...

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by hynithuchi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

On their website, Ethiopian has now published 3 weekly flights to GVA as from 05 JUN: ET 726/727 B-787-800 days 3/5/7 ADD/MXP/GVA vv.
Good to see this

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by hynithuchi
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Etihad Regional be replaced by something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 2430

Re: Will Ethiad Regional be replaced by something else?

To my knowledge, flights from LUG to ZRH are operated under LX flight numbers with an Austrian Airlines aircraft, so there is no problem. As for the future of LUG airport, I don't hold out much hope .I doubt that LX carries a lot of local passengers between LUG and ZRH, in particular with the new Go...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

I'm quite aware of those statistics and that OFAC study which probably caused more harm than good with it's interpretation by the Green Party and ARAG. Of course Swiss will always prefer it's own home base and in my wildest dreams I wouln't expect or even want GVA ever to try to reach ZRH's size. Bu...

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by hynithuchi
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 19701

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

With the Kosovar population in Switzerland it is obvouly no problem to make Pristina a profitable destination, all the better for them. Niche destinations like TLN, Pula etc operated during the Summer highseason only respond to a demand from TO's and are really marketed like Charter flights used to ...

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by hynithuchi
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Exciting news and destinations from LX: seasonal flights to Toulon, Pula and Kalamata, LOL.. :lol: .I doubt this will help them to make their GVA ops profitable.

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by hynithuchi
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Thanks for your update. I have been looking for something like this for a while. New widebody morning departures should keep some of the local population happy.
Have a nice Christmas and keep us posted on possible further changes.

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by hynithuchi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

In an interview with the NZZ am Sonntag, the Swiss CEO apparently repeated that the condition to maintain a base in GVA is to break even in 2018. Does anyone know how this GVA Reloaded is progressing and what are their chances to reach their target in 2018 ?

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by hynithuchi
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

While GVA was only opened because HU had route authority for ZRH-PEK and even though they would probably want to focus on the LHG hubs FRA, MUC, ZRH, VIE, I don't think they will give up GVA that easily. The flight seems to be going quite well, despite some opposing comments here. Does anyone have ...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Chen Ge, general manager of Air China for Switzerland, was already talking about the 787-9 being the "next step" for Zurich on the day of the first flight. Nothing of that sort was said about Geneva. It was in the Swiss press. Blick and TDG. The next step would be increasing frequencies t...

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by hynithuchi
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Well guys, everyone is moaning about the lack of direct l/h services from GVA and then it turns out that whenever a foreign airline offers a direct link, the same people travel from ZRH or even LYS. Beats me, seems we should have invested in a highspeed rail link to ZRH instead of wasting our money ...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

As far as Mr Stoll's interview is concerned, it dates back to 2014 and in the meantime the situation has changed for LX. I really can't see them opening l/h from GVA, rather they operate additional ZRH /SIN flights than a flight from GVA. The ZRH hub system allows them to fill up nearly longhaul fli...

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by hynithuchi
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Excellent, I hope this project will materialise. You also seem to hope for a direct link with SIN, are you sure this is possible ? Does the current air service agreement between Switzerland and Singapore allow SIN more than 1 destination in Switzerland since Singapore obviously can't offer more than...

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by hynithuchi
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2017 (41)
Replies: 516
Views: 94930

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Yeah from a ZRH based carrier, I agree we can't expect a lot regarding GVA, but by reading your latest post, even Ethiopia or Honk Kong or anywhere else based airline are unrealistic for GVA. It may seem that those 45 years in GVA have got your realism a little too pessimistic but as, a newcomer in...

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