SWISS released a minor update to their timetable this morning that focuses on European destinations for their 777 from October 30 to February 15. The 777s flying around Europe will allow for the additional training of crew new to the aircraft type.
Zurich – Geneva beginning on October 30 will see the 777 2 days a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. These flights will operate as LX2802 from Zurich and LX2807 from Geneva.
Zurich – Hanover beginning on October 30 will see the 777 8 times a week. Swiss flight LX816 (from Zurich) and LX817 (from Hanover) will operate everyday EXCEPT Mondays. Flight LX828 (from Zurich) and LX829 (from Hanover will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Zurich – London Heathrow will see the 777 only once. LX318 from Zurich and LX319 from London will operate ONLY on February 11.
Zurich – Vienna beginning on October 30 will see the 777 2 times a week. LX1574 from Zurich and LX1575 from Vienna will operate on Sundays, while LX1582 (from Zurich) and LX1583 (from Vienna) will operate on Saturdays.
To meet the demand of fans traveling to and from this year’s Euro 2016 being hosted by France, Austrian has assigned the 777 to fly between Vienna and Paris. Of the 4 daily roundtrips between the cities, the 777 will be assigned specifically to flights OS411 and OS412. OS411 departs Vienna at 7:05a and arrives in Paris at 9:10a. OS412 departs Paris at 10:00 and arrives in Vienna at 12:00p.
Here are the specific dates for the 777 flights:
Daily from Thursday June 16 through Sunday June 19 (OS411/412).
Daily from Tuesday June 21 Through Thursday June 23 (OS 411/412).
This of course assuming that the French ATC workers don’t screw things up by going on Strike as they’ve threatened to do during the Tournament. However, I don’t see them being stupid enough to try that stunt if they wish to have the public’s support for their silly ‘plights’ 🙂
But again, the French ATC’ers have tried to make a career out of striking……
Over the past 2 days, SWISS has released updates to their 777 timetable that includes a new destination, an extension of service, and a delay in service.
First the bad news:
SWISS has decided to postpone the 777 on flights between Zurich and San Francisco. Originally, the 777 was set to begin flying the route on August 30, but now that has been pushed back to February 16, 2017. At that point, the 777 will fly the route on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Their A340-300 will continue to fly the route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Now the good news:
Swiss has decided to extend the 777’s presence in Montreal. Originally the plane was scheduled to end ‘YUL’ service on August 28. This has now been extended to October 28. The 777 will fly the route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The A330-300 will fly the route on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Now the better news:
SWISS will be bringing the 777 to Miami beginning October 30. Current plans has the aircraft flying the route on 4 flights each week (SWISS currently plans 14 flights per week to MIA). So specifically, here is where you can find the 777 flying between Zurich and Miami:
SWISS flight LX064 (ZRH-MIA) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
SWISS flight LX065 (MIA-ZRH) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
All other fights between Zurich and Miami will be operated by an Airbus A330-300.
SWISS has provided a minor update to the flight plans of their 777 aircraft as they begin to enter the fleet. The update below compliments their previous update that was provided in July 2015.
Zurich -Bangkok will begin 777 service on July 8, operating daily (no change to previous plans).
Zurich – Hong Kong will begin 777 service on April 10, operating on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Zurich – Hong Kong between May 2 and May 19 will CHANGE TO Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Zurich – Hong Kong beginning May 20 will CHANGE to DAILY SERVICE.
Zurich – Los Angeles will begin 777 service on June 9, operating daily service (no change to previous plans).
Zurich – Montreal will begin 777 service on March 27, operating daily until August 30 (no change to previous plans).
Zurich – Sao Paulo will now ONLY OPERATE between August 1 and August 30. Previously it was to operate indefinitely.
Zurich – San Francisco will begin 777 service on August 30, operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
Zurich – Singapore will begin 777 service on September 2, operating on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Zurich – Tel Aviv will begin 777 service on September 2, operating on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Earlier today, SWISS took delivery of their 2nd 777 when HB-JNB departed Paine Field and headed for home in Zurich where it is scheduled to enter service in the next week or 2.
Paine Field spotter @JenSchuld was there to capture the fly away:
This is the second of 4 777s that SWISS has on order from Boeing.
For those that want to track the flight home, it is operating as LX 7531 and will be arriving in ZRH at approximately 8am local time.