Swissair to resume Middle East flight operations

After a rescue package by the Swiss government, Swissair will be able to resume operations to select destinations.

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  October 7, 2001

After a rescue package by the Swiss government, Swissair will be able to resume operations to select destinations. The airline resumed its service yesterday, with an estimated 50 per cent of the scheduled flights operating, and expects to run a full service throughout the Middle East on Friday October 5, 2001.

"Swissair deeply regrets the inconvenience to its passengers and is working hard to restore a full programme of flights as quickly as possible," said Richard Castle, Marketing Manager, Middle East and North Africa, Swissair.

The decision to immediately resume flight operations was taken after the Swiss government made a credit available to Swissair in the amount of maximum CHF 450 million ($279 million).

It is to be expected that only 50 percent of the scheduled flights can be operated on the first day. Subsequently, the number of flights operated shall be increased. It is Swissair's goal to offer their passengers as complete a flight schedule as possible.

"We are advising all Swissair passengers to contact us through our dedicated hotlines or via our website on www.swissair.com for further information," added Castle.

Swissair currently operates a total of 30 flights to Zurich from Cairo, Beirut, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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