Waning demand hits airline Swiss again

Swiss International Air Lines is to reduce its services in the coming months as a result of falling demand.

This content was published on May 31, 2009 minutes

Spokesman Jean-Claude Donzel on Sunday confirmed a newspaper report saying that flights would be reduced on 12 routes.

Flight reductions announced in March to Los Angeles and the Indian city of Mumbai, until the beginning of July, for example, will be extended.

In another measure, daily flights from Zurich to London will be reduced from nine to six, mainly as a result of the falling numbers of business travellers

The service cuts mean that a second aircraft in the Swiss fleet will be out of operation.

"Other measures are still possible. We are analysing the situation from week to week," Donzel said.

Observers point out that Swiss is still in a better position than other airlines. It made an operating profit of about SFr63 million ($59 million) in the first quarter. with agencies

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