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SWISS is the launch customer for the C Series (Photo: Bombardier)

Swiss Returns Broad Group of Routes, Capacity Remains Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Swiss International Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will continue to ensure Switzerland's connection to the rest of the world, bolstering its network to include more than 90 destinations from both Zurich and Geneva. However, while the number of points served from the two airports is similar to 2019, capacity will be at roughly 50% of what it was pre-pandemic. "We have crafted our schedules for the coming winter timetable period to give our customers the widest possible range of…

More Airlines Support Digital Health Travel Apps

Two more carriers are joining the CommonPass mobile app initiative to establish a common platform for digital information sharing in order to restart international traffic after it has been drastically reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic have joined United Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines in…

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…

Lufthansa Bailout at Risk from Billionaire Shareholder

The fate of German carrier Lufthansa's federal rescue package will be sealed at the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting June 25, when airline’s shareholders will vote on whether to accept the terms in the deal's current state. Although the bailout has been approved by the state, shareholders still have to give…

Air France Ramps Up Flight Schedule as Restrictions Ease

Air France has announced its plan to increase the number of scheduled passenger flights it will offer in the summer as it expects a rise in passenger traffic over the coming period. According to the announcement released on Friday, it will serve passenger flights to nearly 150 destinations in the…

Lufthansa Begins Collaboration to Develop Fuel From Sunlight

The Lufthansa Group has initiated a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Institute’s spin-offs, Climeworks and Synhelion, to develop cost-effective carbon-neutral fuels which are entirely compatible with the current global fuel infrastructure, according to a press release. The partnership, featuring Lufthansa Group subsidiaries…

Swiss to Host 2019 Flying Film Festival

Swiss International Air Lines is set to supplement its in-flight entertainment onboard long-haul flights with the Flying Film Festival from November until the end of December. The usual entertainment selection will be accompanied by 13 short documentary films entered into the festival. The Flying Film Festival - a collaboration between…