Swissair’s financial problems have also led to the termination of Flightline’s contract to operate four BAe 146-200s on <Swissair Express services. Swissair created the Swissair Express brand in late 1998 in an effort to upgrade its codeshare flights to a more Swissair-like product. Debonair was the first Swissair Express operator. […]
Swissair cargo subsidiary Swisscargo is replacing its truck service between Zürich and Northern Italy with direct air cargo services, using cargo capacity on the BAe 146-200s operated by Flightline on Swissair Express flights from Zürich to Bologna, Venezia, and Torino. Each 146 has a maximum cargo capacity of 1,000kg.
Efforts to sell grounded Debonair as a whole have failed. Several airlines were approached as potential buyers, including Lufthansa and Virgin Express, but no agreement was reached. Debonair had operated three BAe 146s on Swissair Express services from Zürich. Following Debonair’s grounding, Crossair temporarily took over the flights to Bologna […]
Debonair has expanded its agreement with Swissair Express. BAe 146-200 G-DEBM (msn E2016) is being used to operate four daily roundtrips from Zürich to Torino since 28 March, supplementing 146-200 G-DEBC (msn E2024), currently serving Bologna and Venezia. A third Debonair BAe 146 will soon be added to allow an expansion of […]
Swissair Express has added Flightline as an operator. Since 28 March, Flightline has been operating BAe 146-200 G-FLTA (msn E2048) on two daily roundtrips from Zürich to London Stansted. This aircraft is operated in full Swissair Express colors with Flightline flight and cabin crews.
Debonair began operating scheduled services from Zürich to Venezia (three times daily) and Bologna (once daily) on behalf of Swissair and its Italian partner, Air One. The service, which began on 6 December, is operated by BAe 146-200 G-DEBC (msn E2024) painted in Swissair Express colors. Swissair Express is a new […]