BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Airline Swiss will begin using City Airport in London rather than Heathrow for its Basel flights starting 21 May. The airline says “the modifications to Swiss’s Basel services have been prompted by the planned sale of sister Lufthansa Group carrier bmi to the International Airlines Group.”
London, England (GenevaLunch) – EasyJet, one of the airlines hardest hit by ash cloud bans, has come up with a detector that could allow pilots to spot too much ash and change course. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority says it is “happy an airline appeared to have found a technical solution, and, although it was not […]
Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The new Swiss Flower Power plane, a startling change from the normally more discreet Swiss fleet planes, was scheduled to roll onto the tarmac in Zurich late Wednesday afternoon. The company will offer six flights a week to the California city starting 2 June. It has been teasing fans with snapshots […]
Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss Tuesday shared with its customers on Facebook its disappointment in sharply lower traffic in April, due to volcano-related cancelled flights: 16.1 percent fewer passengers than in April 2009, for a total of 972,608.
Update 13:40 Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Planes are flying over Switzerland again, but the airline Swiss, like many others, is unable to get all its scheduled flights back on track immediately. The main problem is that several airports remain at least partially closed, a spokesperson told GenevaLunch: in Germany, and until late morning, France, while […]