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    Swiss unveils premium-economy seats for 777 fleet


    Swiss will start introducing premium-economy seats on its Boeing 777 fleet during the fourth quarter in an effort to diversify its product offering amid an increased focus on leisure traffic in the aftermath of the pandemic.

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    Launch operator Swiss receives final A220 from initial order batch


    Swiss has completed the introduction of its Airbus A220 fleet, five years after it began, following the delivery of its final aircraft from a batch of 30. The Lufthansa Group carrier became the first airline to receive the A220 – then known as the Bombardier CSeries – when it ...

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    Swiss downsizing for smaller market


    Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss is to cut its fleet by 15% and its headcount by a fifth as it attempts to right-size itself to serve what it perceives will be a permanently smaller customer base.

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    Swiss poised to announce further cuts and pivot to leisure markets


    Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss is set to announce a further reduction in the size of its business and an increased focus on leisure markets, according to the airline’s chief executive, Dieter Vranckx.

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    Swiss A220 engine shutdown traced to leak from unmodified oil cooler


    Investigators have determined that a Swiss Airbus A220-100 engine shutdown during climb out of Paris was triggered by a faulty seal leading to a loss of oil pressure. The aircraft (HB-JBC) was en route to Zurich from Paris Charles de Gaulle and climbing through 22,000ft. Swiss investigation authority ...

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    Redesign to cure acoustic engine phenomenon linked to A220 failures


    Pratt Whitney is aiming to introduce redesigned bleed-valve ducts for Airbus A220 engines by the fourth quarter of this year, to eliminate a resonance phenomenon linked to a series of powerplant failures. Four instances of PW1500G low-pressure compressor stage-one rotor separation, affecting A220-300s operated by Swiss and ...

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    Lufthansa chief says fleet and failures can offset corporate travel slump


    Fleet adjustments and the failures of other airlines are likely to offset the impact of an accelerated fall in demand from business travellers in the coming years, according to Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr.

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    Fleet cuts prompt dispute with pilot union at Swiss


    Swiss has walked away from labour talks with pilot union Aeropers and terminated a collective agreement with the body amid a dispute over planned restructuring in response to the pandemic.

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    How many jobs have Europe’s airlines cut in 2020?


    Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost in Europe’s airline sector since the crisis began, as carriers seek to reduce cash burn and ‘right-size’ for the eventual recovery in demand.

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    New CEOs named at Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo


    Lufthansa Group has appointed three new chief executives from within its ranks to lead its Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo subsidiaries from early next year. Dieter Vranckx will take the helm at Swiss on 1 January, succeeding Thomas Kluhr who is stepping down at the ...

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    Swiss removes 28 A320s from service for winter


    Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss is temporarily withdrawing 28 older Airbus A320-family aircraft from service for the winter timetable to save costs, and instead deploying “more efficient” Airbus A220s, A320neos and A321neos across its short- and medium-haul network.

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    Swiss chief Kluhr to step down at year-end


    Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss’s chief executive, Thomas Kluhr, is to resign from his post at the end of this year, having delayed his departure from March. Swiss states that Kluhr, who has headed the airline for nearly five years, has requested that the board “release him from his duties”, ...

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    German fund WSF approves local support for Lufthansa subsidiaries


    German federal fund WSF has approved local financial aid for Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines , Brussels Airlines and Swiss under the group’s €9 billion ($10.6 billion) support package from the government in Berlin. Austrian chief executive Alexis von Hoensbruch describes the approval as a “last hurdle” ...

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    Lufthansa strives to restore long-haul network as it foresees 2024 recovery


    Lufthansa Group is aiming to offer 50% of prior-year capacity on its long-haul network and 55% on short-haul in the fourth quarter of this year. But the German-based operator says it expects a “clearly negative” adjusted EBIT figure in the second half of the year, and therefore a “further ...

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    Swiss parliament votes for CO2 tax on air tickets


    Switzerland’s parliament has voted in favour of introducing an environmental levy on airline tickets.

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    Swiss to cut fleet as crisis drags carrier to Q1 loss


    Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss is planning to reduce its fleet, after incurring a Swfr84.1 million ($86.1 million) operating loss in the first quarter.

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    Lufthansa retires six A380s early for reduced post-crisis fleet


    Lufthansa is prematurely phasing out six Airbus A380s as part of fleet cuts across the airline group in preparation for an operational restart with reduced capacity when the coronavirus crisis recedes.

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    Swiss ponders full operational stop amid ‘draconian’ restrictions


    Swiss International Air Lines is considering a full suspension of flights, following the lead of other carriers within Lufthansa Group, which as a whole has shed 95% of its planned capacity.

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    Lufthansa Group parks 700 aircraft in crisis response


    Lufthansa Group is unable to predict how much its profit will fall this year as it confirmed a 95% capacity reduction to battle the coronavirus outbreak. “At present, no one can foresee the consequences,” notes chief executive Carsten Spohr in a statement accompanying 2019 earnings. “We have to ...

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    Swiss bolsters senior management to face coronavirus fallout


    Swiss has shored up its management teams in order to provide greater corporate stability as the Lufthansa Group carrier deals with the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. It has installed Markus Binkert as its chief financial officer – a position which had been left vacant – and appointed Thomas ...