5 JUNE 2017
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Last week SWISS introduced the Bombardier C Series 300 with 145 seats on to its Geneva – Heathrow route, marking the arrival of the brand new Canadian aircraft at Europe’s busiest international airport. Last July, the airline introduced the smaller 125-seat Dash 100 version on the Zurich – Manchester route (See BTN 18 July 2016)
SWISS says it plans to put the Dash 100 on to Geneva – London City for Q3 this year.
Andreas Koster is the director UK, Ireland and Iceland for the Lufthansa Group, which besides SWISS also includes Austrian, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings.
He says Brexit talk has had no effect on the group’s British performance and that at London City passenger numbers are up 4% and will grow further with the larger new aircraft and British Airways suspending Geneva for July and August and reducing Frankfurt. The pound sterling’s effective devaluation is costing them 10% in revenue.
One thing he was keen to emphasise was the traditional cabin service on both Lufthansa and SWISS. On European flights, a short-haul Business Class is served, while Economy Class passengers are offered refreshment according to the time of day, with coffee or tea, soft drinks, wine and beer.
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Tom Appleton, Oakville, ON, Canada
Great to see Swiss launching C Seies service to KHR. I can't wait to fly out of LCY on this modern, more comfortable aircraft.