Switzerland

No more office hours for Swiss air policing missions

Until now, pilots of the Swiss Air Force were only available during working hours. From 2021, they will be at the ready full time....


Despite skeptic Swiss lawmakers, US moves forward with F-35 offer

The U.S. government and Lockheed Martin submitted the F-35 stealth fighter jet to the New Fighter Aircraft (NFA) competition organized by the Swiss government....


Switzerland receives offer to buy Eurofighter jets

Airbus and Germany offered Switzerland to renew its current air force fleet with Eurofighter.  ...


50.1% of Swiss voters approve the acquisition of new fighter jets

On September 27, 2020, Switzerland held a referendum on whether it should acquire or not new fighter jets. 50.1% of voters have voted “yes” to the procurement of new aircraft for the Swiss Air Force....


easyJet Switzerland flies near full capacity through summer 2020

easyJet Switzerland, easyJet subsidiary, retained 80% of its network while flying at near full capacity between July and August 2020, the company's CEO revealed....


58% of Swiss voters support buying new fighter jets, poll shows

On September 27, 2020, five bills will be put to the vote of Swiss citizens through a referendum. Among the questions, one will concern the acquisition of new fighter jets for the Swiss Air Force. A new poll reveals that 58% of voters are in favor of procurement....


Fliegerschiessen Axalp 2020 – Canceled

"Due to the limited space available, the measures necessary for the protection of the public from COVID-19 cannot be observed in the context of the flight performances of the Swiss Air Force on the Ax...


SWISS begins repatriating A320 fleet from 10 km (6 mi) away

Swiss International Air Lines, like many carriers around the world, had to get creative as it looked for space where to park its aircraft. It got very creative when the airline stored some of its A320 family aircraft 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from its main hub, Zurich Airport (ZRH)....


Death of the low-cost carrier in Europe?

The last big crisis in aviation during the financial crash of 2008, sent low-cost carriers to the top as they overtook their full-service carrier counterparts. However, could it be that new legislature in Europe could kill the business model in the continent?...


After fall of Germania, subsidiary rebrands as new Chair Airlines

Switzerland has a new airline and it will commence operations under the name of Chair Airlines. The leisure carrier is the successor to Germania Flug, one of the two subsidiaries of Germania, which declared bankruptcy in early 2019....