Newsletter Switzerland

Newsletter Switzerland
May 2014
Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft for Adria Airways
Adria Airways (Adria) of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko), and
Bombardier Aerospace announced that Falko has added a Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen
aircraft to its portfolio and that the aircraft has been leased to Adria.
This acquisition by Falko, a global lessor
focused on the regional aircraft sector,
resulted from a sale and leaseback
agreement with Adria and follows an earlier
purchase agreement between Bombardier
and Adria for two CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.
Falko and Adria have agreed to finance the second CRJ900 NextGen aircraft under a similar
sale and leaseback arrangement. “Our Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets are providing excellent
cost efficiency, network flexibility and have been very well received by our passengers,” said
Mark Anžur, Chief Executive Officer, Adria Airways. “We are very pleased that we have been
able to organize the addition of two more CRJ900 NextGen aircraft from Bombardier via sale
and leaseback agreements with Falko.”
New service on Adria Airways flights – SkyShop
Following an in-depth analysis of the competition and trends across the airline industry, Adria
Airways, has decided to introduce an additional service to cater for passengers'
comfort and needs: the new SkyShop service offers a high-quality selection of drinks and snacks
on most scheduled flights in Economy class. The service will be available from 22 April 2014.
Coming soon: Air Canada Concierges at Geneva Airport
Air Canada's Concierge Agents offer personalized and
dedicated service in 24 major Airports worldwide, in
Zurich since 2012, and as of June 16, 2014 also in
Concierge Agents are easily recognizable with their distinctive
black uniform and Concierge identification tags and are
conveniently stationed around International Business Class
check-in areas, arrival and departure gates and Maple Leaf
Lounges. Our Concierge Agents are available to assist
International Business Class Passengers and Altitude Super
Elite 100K Members with:
Travel and airport related matters
Special requests, such as hotel or restaurant reservations, special in-flight meals,
theatre ticket reservations or any other special needs
Additional support if ever travel plans are disrupted.
For more information please visit
Air Canada Joins TSA Pre✓™
Effective April 29, 2014, Air Canada is the first non-U.S. airline to join the U.S. Transportation
Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre ✓™ program. TSA Pre ✓ allows eligible customers to
experience accelerated security screening at most US departure airports, by leaving shoes, belts
and lighter jackets on, and not having to remove laptops and liquids from carry-on baggage. In
order to experience TSA Pre ✓, customers must provide a Known Traveller Number to Air
Canada before or at time of check-in.
For more information please click
Newsletter Switzerland
May 2014
Air China offers FREE Lounge for Economy Passenger in Beijing Airport
Economy class customers travelling with Air China from Europe, USA, Canada and
Australia to Beijing and connecting to another international city may use a free lounge in
Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital Airport.
The connecting time must be more than 4 hours.
Shower, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, internet
access is free of charge. Relaxing beds are available
upon space availability for a maximum of 4 hours.
Services, such as massage, hairdresser, meeting
rooms, lunch buffet can be used for a charge.
Reservation must be done at least 72 hours before
departure at [email protected] Please provide the
following information:
Ticket number
Customer email address
Customer passport number, expiry date, date of birth, nationality
Customer mobile phone number
Customer will receive a confirmation-email from service center. (following CA connecting flights
do not qualify for this service: 953,153,155,923,175,177,957,905,903,977,945)
Lounge name:
Business Travellers Lounge
opposite side of Boarding Gate E10, International Departure level, T3
Austrian Airlines – Lufthansa Group and your advantages
There are so many benefits of flying with the Lufthansa Group.
• A global network
• Combination of flight plans that offer passengers countless routes on the Lufthansa Group
network to all destinations worldwide
• Connecting flights to hubs in Zurich, Geneva, Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna
• Harmonised tariff combinations of all Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and
SWISS fare products in all traffic areas
Newsletter Switzerland
May 2014
Brussels Airlines serves meals of Julien Lahire
Since April 1st, Brussels Airlines serves dishes prepared by Star Chef Julien Lahire of Le
Moulin Hideux to its Business Class guests on long haul flights to the US and Africa. The
chef has created a menu based on local ingredients typical of the region Luxembourg.
As an ambassador for Belgium, Brussels Airlines has a
tradition of supporting Belgian talent and to bring Belgian
top quality across the borders of its home country. On
board of its flights the airline offers a selection of
Belgium’s finest beers and wines, pralines, waffles and
also cookies.
In order to reinforce its ambassadorship, the airline
started the Belgian Star Chefs program to offer its guests
a taste of the internationally acclaimed Belgian cuisine.
Every season, another Michelin-starred chef from one of
the 10 Belgian provinces creates a menu for the Brussels
Airlines Business Class using regional products.
Lufthansa – introduces new Premium Economy Class
Lufthansa is introducing a completely new travel class for the first time in 35 years: The
new Premium Economy Class can be booked from mid May onwards and will be
available from November 2014, initially on the Boeing 747-8. The new travel class
provides greater comfort and enhanced service on long-haul flights.
The new seats were especially designed and produced for Lufthansa; they are up to 3
centimetres wider than the normal Economy Class seats and the seat pitch has been increased
by 17 centimetres. A centre console between the seats with an own wide armrest for each
passenger provides greater privacy as well as approximately 10 centimetres more room at the
side. The back rest can be reclined further and the seat pitch is a significantly more spacious
38 inches, or 97 centimetres. As a result, passengers have around one-and-a-half times as
much room as in the Economy Class. The head rests can be set to the exact height desired
and folded at the sides for added comfort and support.
Lufthansa Premium Economy Class is
located within the cabin as a clearly
identifiable separate compartment between
Business and Economy Class. It has a highquality design and contains between 21 and
52 seats, depending on the aircraft type.
Installation of the new travel class, which is
to be carried out on a gradual basis, subfleet by sub-fleet, will start this autumn and
finish in summer 2015.
Newsletter Switzerland
May 2014
Singapore Airlines to be title sponsor of Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
Singapore Airlines has signed an agreement with the Formula One Group to be the Title
This year’s event will be named the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE
GRAND PRIX and will take place from 19 to 21 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
“We are thrilled to be taking up the
title sponsorship of one of the most
exciting races on the F1® calendar,
and we are especially pleased to
be doing so in the lead-up to
Singapore’s 50th birthday next
year,” said Singapore Airlines CEO,
Mr Goh Choon Phong.
SWISS becomes the world’s first certificated “allergy-minded” airline
SWISS has teamed up with the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF)
to offer its guests an even more individualized service product that is particularly geared
to travellers with allergies. The new product, which will be introduced from the beginning
of May onwards, will see lactose- and gluten- free food and beverage alternatives (such
as lactose-free coffee cream and a lactose-free version of the popular SWISS chocolate
bar) offered as standard on all SWISS flights.
Depending on the length of the flight, SWISS guests with
allergies or other intolerances may further request special
snacks (candy bars, yoghurt or cakes) that pay due and
full regard to their condition. Alternative dairy and bread
products will also be available in all SWISS Lounges in
Switzerland. And, as at present, allergy sufferers will be
able to order special meals tailored to their needs in all
seating classes on long-haul services and in Business
Class within Europe up to 24 hours before their
scheduled departure.
SWISS is making allergy-friendly modifications to its cabins, too. First and Business Class
passengers will now be offered pillows stuffed with synthetic materials as an alternative to the
down-filled version. SWISS is also ceasing its use in the cabin of decorative flowers and air
fresheners that might cause nose and throat irritations; and the on-board toilets will now feature
soaps that are particularly gentle on the skin.
SWISS is the first airline in the world to meet the ECARF criteria for ‘allergy-friendly’ airlines. As
a result, SWISS can now place the ECARF seal of approval on its service product range.
Newsletter Switzerland
May 2014
Thai Airways - double daily to Jakarta
Due to the increased demand for additional seats, Thai Airways is adding a second
frequency for the sector Bangkok – Jakarta – Bangkok.
As of July 10th 2014 is this sector being
served double daily on an A330-300
Type of Aircraft in a 2 class
configuration. This additional operation
has also a positive impact on the Zurich
flight. The transit time in Bangkok for
passenger to/from Jakarta will be
TG433 daily
TG434 daily
TG435 daily
TG436 daily
departure 08:00 arrival 11:35
departure 12:35 arrival 16:05
departure 14:25 arrival 18:00
departure 19:00 arrival 22:30
United Airlines offer new daily nonstop service Houston-Munich
United Airlines launched on a news daily nonstop service between its Houston hub at
George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Munich, linking the fourth-largest city in the
U.S. with the capital of Bavaria and offering Houston-area travelers access to dozens of
additional cities in Europe, India and the Middle East.
United will operate the service with Boeing 767-400 aircraft with 242 seats – 39 in United
BusinessFirst and 203 in United Economy, including 70 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.
Flight 104 departs Bush Intercontinental daily at 16:10 p.m. and arrives at Munich's Franz
Joseph Strauss International Airport at 9:50 a.m. the next day. On the return, flight 105 will
depart Munich at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Houston at 14:20 p.m. the same day.
The new Munich flights complement the daily
nonstop service between Houston and
Frankfurt that both United and its joint-venture
partner Lufthansa offer today.
United is the leading U.S. carrier to Germany,
operating year-round nonstop flights to five
German cities from hubs in Chicago, Houston,
New York, San Francisco and Washington