Swiss carries more passengers in the first 9 months, puts its Airbus A220s back into service

Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) HB-JCO (msn 55033) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 944017.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported a total of 14,293,356 passengers in the first nine months of this year, a 4.4% increase on the same period in 2018. The passengers were carried on 114,968 flights, 5.4% more than were operated in the prior-year period.
Total passenger capacity for January to September was up 1.9% on the prior-year period in available seat-kilometre (ASK) terms. Total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres (RPK), rose 2.2%. Systemwide seat load factor for the period improved accordingly to 84.2%, an increase of 0.2 percentage points.
In the month of September SWISS carried 1,724,647 passengers, a 6.4% improvement on the same month last year. The 13,404 flights operated were a 6.2% increase on the prior-year period. Total ASK capacity was raised 2.4%, while total RPK traffic volume was up 2.1%. Systemwide September seat load factor declined accordingly to 86.2%, a reduction of 0.3 percentage points.
In other news, Swiss is gradually putting its Airbus A220 fleet back into service after grounding them on Tuesday after a “serious” engine issue on HB-JCM that forced a London-Geneva flight to make an emergency landing in Paris.
The short-term grounding allowed the carrier to perform safety inspections on the A220 Pratt & Whitney engines. Full A220 operations are expected tomorrow.
The airline issued this update today:

Situation

The ongoing technical inspections of several aircraft will restrict our flight operations. As a result many flights will be cancelled.

Date Flight no Flight Status
Oct 16
LX 348 / 349
Geneva-London-Geneva
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 352 / 353
Geneva-London-Geneva
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 782 / 783
Zurich-Brussels-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 819
Hannover-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 978 / 979
Zurich-Berlin-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1029
Dusseldorf-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1050 / 1051
Zurich-Hamburg-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1080
Genf-Frankfurt
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1100 / 1101
Zurich-Munich-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1120
Geneva-Munich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1129
Munich-Geneva
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1179
Stuttgart-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1188 / 1189
Zurich-Nuremberg-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1222 / 1223
Zurich-Gothenburg-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1430 / 1431
Geneva-Pristina-Geneva
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1576 / 1577
Zurich-Vienna-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 1612 / 1613
Zurich-Milano-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 2031
Madrid-Zurich
cancelled
Oct 16
LX 2801
Geneva-Zurich
cancelled

Current timetable

Please check our latest flight information in our online timetable. All canceled flights will be marked as “cancelled”.

If your flight is cancelled, refer to the information given under rebooking or refund and do not proceed to the airport.

Online timetable

Rebooking

If you have booked any of the affected flights through swiss.com or a Service Centre. You can rebook your flight once at no extra charge. To do so, please call our Service Centre.

In the event of a cancellation, SWISS will rebook you free of charge and usually automatically to another flight and inform you via your mobile phone number. If you do not receive a message from SWISS, please check the current status of your booking. Here you can also adjust the rebooking if required.

If you booked through an (online) travel agency, please contact the travel agency.

Refund

If you have booked any of the affected flights through swiss.com or a Service Center and you wish to cancel your flight ticket, you can do so and receive a refund. To do so, please complete the refund form.

Refund form

If you booked through an (online) travel agency, please contact the travel agency.

Top Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) HB-JCO (msn 55033) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 944017.

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