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SWISS to reduce overall capacity in Winter schedule

26-Oct-2009 10:34 AM

SWISS announced (23-Oct-2009) plans to continue to reduce its overall capacity in response to changed demand in the coming Winter schedule, broadly to the extent already seen in the Summer timetable period. Capacity on SWISS’s European network will be around 1% lower than originally envisaged, while intercontinental capacity will be reduced by around 9%, meaning that of the 2,650 weekly flights originally scheduled for Winter 2009/2010, around 50 will not be operated. Two aircraft of the SWISS long-haul fleet will remain withdrawn from service throughout the Winter timetable period. The carrier will serve 76 destinations (48 European and 28 intercontinental) in 40 countries in its coming Winter schedule with a fleet of 85 aircraft (including seven operated under wet-lease arrangements). More than 30 further destinations will receive non-stop service to/from Zurich under codeshare agreements with partner airlines.  [more]