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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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airBaltic announces new flights to Manchester, Yerevan and two Norwegian cities

airBaltic's 2019 Lithuania flag livery

airBaltic has announced that as of summer season 2020 it will launch new flights from Riga to Manchester (United Kingdom), Yerevan (Armenia) as well as Bergen and Trondheim (both in Norway).

In addition, on May 1, 2020 airBaltic will launch flights from Tallinn to Nice. It will be the 14th destination offered from the Estonian capital.

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price*, Basic Price*, Premium Price*, Business
Riga–Manchester 4 flights weekly March 29, 2020 39 EUR 115 EUR 589 EUR
Riga–Bergen 3 flights weekly March 31, 2020 35 EUR 89 EUR 365 EUR
Riga–Trondheim 2-3 flights weekly April 1, 2020 49 EUR 115 EUR 375 EUR
Tallinn–Nice 2 flights weekly May 1, 2020 99 EUR 145 EUR 549 EUR
Riga–Yerevan 2 flights weekly May 3, 2020 99 EUR 145 EUR 529 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability.

Flights from Riga to Manchester will commence on March 29, 2020 and will be performed four times per week. Flights to Bergen and Trondheim will be launched on March 31 and April 1 respectively, while flights to Yerevan will begin on May 3, 2020.

The airBaltic fleet consists of 40 aircraft – 20 Airbus A220-300s, 8 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSK (msn 55039) (Lithuania) AMS (Karl Cornil). Image: 947447.

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airBaltic publishes its full winter schedule with new routes

airBaltic's 2019 Lithuania flag livery

airBaltic has fully published its upcoming winter season schedule which will begin on October 27, 2019.

For the first time during this winter season airBaltic offers flights from Riga to Athens, Dublin, Keflavik (Reykjavik) and Stuttgart.

During the upcoming winter season, airBaltic will also offer seasonal flights to skiing resorts of Salzburg, Verona and Poprad Tatry as well as four weekly flights to Abu Dhabi, which this year will already be resumed by the beginning of October. airBaltic will also continue to offer such sunny leisure destinations as Malaga, Barcelona and Lisbon among others.

Flights to Dublin and Stuttgart will be served for the entire winter season. Flights to Reykjavik will be operated until January 31, 2020 and restart on March 3, 2020, but the flights from Riga to Athens will continue until December 1, 2019 and restart on March 4, 2020.

From Tallinn, airBaltic will launch a new season route to Salzburg. In addition, it will be the first winter season for flights to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. 

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSK (msn 55039) (Lithuania) AMS (Karl Cornil). Image: 947447.

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Swiss to offer new service to Marsa Alam from Geneva

Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) HB-JCQ (msn 55040) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 947070.

Swiss International Air Lines has made this announcement:

Swiss International Air Lines will be expanding its range of services from Geneva in the Winter 2019/2020 timetable period by adding a new route to Marsa Alam in Egypt.
The new weekly service will be provided on Wednesdays October 16 and 23 and then every Thursday from October 31 to March 26, 2020. The flights will be operated with Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
Located on the Red Sea coast, Marsa Alam is a beach vacation destination that is particularly popular among divers. The new route further expands Swiss’ services to Egypt, which already include regular Geneva-Hurghada flights. Swiss will be the only airline serving Marsa Alam from Geneva.
Geneva-Munich and Geneva-Frankfurt services to be retained in winter schedules

 

Swiss will continue to operate its daily services from Geneva to Munich and Frankfurt in the coming winter timetable period. Munich will receive five Swiss flights from Geneva a day, while Frankfurt will receive a total of eight daily services, four operated by Swiss and four by Lufthansa.

 

Top Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) HB-JCQ (msn 55040) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 947070.

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airBaltic launches two leisure routes to Kos and Menorca

airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 - BD-500-1A11) YL-CSA (msn 55003) AMS (Marco Finelli). Image: 936523.

airBaltic last weekend launched two more leisure destinations to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain). Altogether, airBaltic have launched five new routes from Riga for this summer season. 

Destination served Flight frequency Start date Price *,

Basic

Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business 

Riga–Kos (Greece) 1 weekly May 11, 2019 79 EUR 139 EUR 499 EUR
Riga–Menorca (Spain) 1 weekly May 12, 2019 79 EUR 139 EUR 519 EUR

Flights to both of the new destinations are performed once per week. Flights are operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSA (msn 55003) AMS (Marco Finelli). Image: 936523.

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airBaltic reports a net profit of 5.4 million euros in 2018

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airBaltic continued its growth in 2018 and achieved strong financial results. According to the financial results for 2018, for the first time in the company’s history airBaltic has achieved EUR 400 million revenue, while the net income has grown by more than 40% compared to 2017, reaching EUR 5.4 million.

 

2018 2017 Change %
Revenue EUR 408.7 million EUR 347.7 million +18%
Net income EUR 5.4 million EUR 3.7 million +46%
Passengers 4.1 million 3.5 million +17%
Flights 56 261 50 093 +12%
Employees (year-end) 1 581 1 410 +12%

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSL (msn 55041) (Latvia 100) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 946104.

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airBaltic receives its 15th Airbus A220-300

airBaltic on March 28, 2019 in Riga welcomed its 15th Airbus A220-300 jet of 2019, registered as YL-AAO. This was the first Airbus A220-300 received this year and seven more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

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Below Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-AAO (msn 55050) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 946101.

Delivered on March 27, 2019