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A Swiss Boeing 777-300ER landing in Zurich. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Swiss Posts Steep First-Half Losses

Swiss International Airlines announced its consolidated financial results for the first half of financial year 2020. Global travel and quarantine restrictions imposed on a global scale impacted SWISS' financial results severely for the first half of 2020. Switzerland’s national flag carrier turned in an operating loss of 266.4 million francs ($291 million) in the first six months of 2020 — a figure that pales in comparison to the net profit of 245.3 million francs in the same period last year…

The Golden Retirement of Swissair Employees

Open a financial newspaper tomorrow and you will not be surprised to read about a retirement fund in trouble - either because the company is going bankrupt or because the fund is no longer large enough to support a growing number of retirees. Surprisingly, this is not the case at…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Sobelair

Launched in 1946, Société Belge des Transports par Air SA, or Sobelair, operated past the turn of the century as a Belgian charter airline. Originalyl named Société d'Etude et de Transports Aerien, or SETA, the carrier operated their first revenue flight on October 15, 1946 with a DC-3 on a flower transport…