on Sunday, the Swiss had celebrated the first flight into Japanese, Osaka, although due to the Japanese entry requirements, a Delegation of VIPs and journalists out of the load had to be. But now the news is that The Airline must reduce the number of flights to the new destination already. Instead of five times in the week, the Swiss controls, the city only three times. And the deletions extend much further.
From Zurich and Geneva, the Swiss reduced the entire Short - and medium-haul network, due to the slump in Demand due to the fear of the Coronavirus. On long-haul routes as Tokyo and Singapore are affected in addition to Osaka. Also on the two routes, the Swiss offers the 8. March two Compounds less per week.
150 unused aircraft
falls away Altogether in the case of the Swiss around every fifth flight. On long-haul routes, it is around ten percent, according to the Airline. The message came only shortly after it became known that the mother company Lufthansa is still more affected than assumed by the decline in demand. A total of 150 aircraft machine by the reduction of the capacity on the ground, including 25 Langstreckenjets. On Friday, the talk was of 23 aircraft. The same is true of the Swiss subsidiary.
In the case of the Swiss trying to as with the entire Lufthansa group, the time, the aircraft will not be used to, for example, for upcoming maintenance work. Some of these can also be preferred, so that the plane be at a later date. In addition, free capacity as a reserve aircraft will be scheduled, in order to stabilize the remaining flight plan.
So the crisis hits, the Lufthansa group, but hard. Employees are encouraged to take unpaid leave, even to part-time work to make a change. Short-time work is examined. In the case of the Swiss to offers for the flying personnel also measures such as part-time and unpaid vacation. Further measures would be examined.
The whole industry is hit by the Corona-crisis. The air travel Association Iata reports for January, with 2.4 percent compared to the previous month, the weakest growth in Passenger volume for around ten years. In January, the Situation was not as dramatic as it is today. Europe was not affected nearly as much by the Virus as it is now. The crisis for the already beleaguered Airlines may have existential consequences, is shown in the UK. The airline Flybe has, according to media reports, the government asked for an emergency loan of 100 million pounds. The decline in bookings due to the Virus so drastically that without the money before the month end of a Grounding threat.
Created: 04.03.2020, 20:31 PMUpdated Date: 05 March 2020, 08:02