Crossair is already Swiss, of course, but it is now formally adopting the name as a new Swiss national airline is built around it. The new airline, which will join Crossair with the remnants of bankrupt Swissair, will be formally known as “Swiss Air Lines” and advertize itself as “Swiss”. […]
An Avro RJ100 operated by Crossair crashed on approach to Zürich around 22:00 on Saturday, 24 November. HB-IXM (msn E3291) had left Berlin at 21:00 operating Crossair flight 3597, with 28 passengers and a crew of five. The aircraft went down in bad weather in a wooded area about five […]
In complicated maneuvering aimed at preserving something from the wreckage of Swiss national airline Swissair, Crossair was acquired by two Swiss banks. Credit Suisse and Union Bank of Switzerland bought Swissair’s 70 percent stake in Crossair on 1 October. The move was intended to provide Swissair with much-needed cash and […]
The restructuring plan announced by Swiss national airline Swissair calls the airline’s shorthaul flights to be integrated with those of regional subsidiary Crossair, in a new operating entity dubbed Swiss Air Lines. The new entity, headed by current Crossair chief executive André Dosé, will build on Crossair’s approach of providing […]
BAE SYSTEMS arranged for Avro RJ100 HB-IYW (msn E3359) of Crossair made a demonstration flight to Libya on November 27-28. Libyan Arab Airways is looking for a replacement for the F28s it uses on domestic routes. A flight was made from Tripoli to Ghadames, in the Sahara desert.
Exasperated by the ATC delays that are plaguing Europe, Crossair will place one of the two new Avro RJ100s it is expecting this fall on stand-by at its Basel “Eurocross” hub. The RJ100 will be crewed and ready to go at all times, to substitute for aircraft delayed in the […]
Swiss airline Crossair has ordered four additional Avro RJ100s from AI(R). Two aircraft will be delivered in 1998, and the remaining two in 1999, bringing Crossair’s Avro RJ fleet to 20 (4 RJ85s and 16 RJ100s). This order brings the total number of RJs ordered in 1997 to 31, and […]