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Company Watch - Swiss International.

Oct 23, 2006

Swiss International Air Lines will increase long-haul frequencies during the winter schedule with the addition of two A330-200s to its fleet. Zurich-Miami service will rise to daily from five-times-weekly. Santiago via Sao Paulo service will increase to six weekly flights from five and flights to Riyadh and Jeddah will be four-times-weekly instead of three. Swiss will return a leased A300-600 used on East African routes while boosting service to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam to five-times-weekly from three. Oct 19, 2006

Swiss International, in cooperation with Lufthansa there will be 580 flights per week between Switzerland and Germany. Swiss will add flights from Geneva to Hamburg and Stuttgart. To stabilize its European schedule, it will lease an F100 from Helvetic Airways to provide lift on its Zurich-Manchester service from Oct. 28 until Feb. 28. It will operate 45 aircraft during the winter schedule and its Swiss European Air Lines subsidiary will have 24. Beginning with the new winter schedule, several Star Alliance members will move into Swiss International's terminal in Zurich, making it the third airport to consolidate Star carriers following Paris Charles de Gaulle and Tokyo Narita. Oct 19, 2006

Swiss International Air Lines will operate more intercontinental flights as of the new winter timetable, the increase made possible by the integration of two additional Airbus A330 aircraft into the fleet in November and December. As under the summer timetable, Swiss will serve 69 destinations in winter (27 intercontinental and 42 in Europe) in 42 countries. Another 14 destinations will be served directly from Zurich in codeshare operation with various partners. The winter timetable is valid from October 29, 2006, until March 24, 2007. Oct 18, 2006

Swiss International Air Lines said Friday that it has been forced to cancel 112 flights, or 2.7% of its operations, through Oct. 27 because of a pilot shortage. It cancelled 11 flights last weekend. Flights to Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Birmingham, Brussels, Milan Malpensa and Warsaw will be affected over the next two weeks. Swiss said the decision was forced by an unusually high rate of pilots calling in sick. The carrier faced a two-day strike Sept. 26-27 by pilots flying for its Swiss European Air Lines subsidiary and canceled 142 flights. Oct 17, 2006

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