Route network update for easyJet Switzerland
easyJet Switzerland will add five A320neos to 4T21
06.05.2021 – 10:24 am UTC
easyJet Switzerland (DS, Geneva) has announced that it will take delivery of its first five A320-200Ns in the fourth quarter of 2021. While the aircraft will be based at the two LCC bases, Geneva and Basel / Mulhouse / Friborg, CH, the carrier did not provide a breakdown of their allocation.
Currently, the Swiss unit of easyJet (U2, London Luton) operates five A319-100s and twenty-two A320-200s, the advanced ch-aviation fleets module shows. easyJet Europe (CE, Vienna), the group’s Austrian technical subsidiary, operates four A321-200NX in parallel with 115 A320ceo family aircraft, while easyJet UK (U2, London Luton) has thirty-seven A320-200N and ten A321 -200NX in its fleet, alongside 133 aircraft of the A320ceo family. The group’s parent airline no longer directly operates any aircraft.
easyJet has ninety-two A320-200N and sixteen A321-200NX on firm order from Airbus.
In Switzerland, Swiss already operates three A320-200N and two A321-200NX as part of its narrowbody fleet, with fourteen and six other units of the respective types on …
Switzerland suspends most Geneva hub operations due to COVID measures
03.02.2021 – 01:32 UTC
Swiss (LX, Zurich) has announced that it will suspend almost all of its flights from its secondary hub in Geneva in response to the newly introduced stricter border restrictions, including the requirement for all arriving travelers to present a PCR test negative.
“This measure is taken because the Swiss Geneva services are point-to-point operations that do not generate additional revenue through a power function (as is the case at the Swiss hub in Zurich). Geneva airport also currently lacks passenger screening facilities ”. said the airline.
Therefore, the carrier said that until the end of February, it would only connect Geneva to Zurich (13 times per week) and Frankfurt Int’l (daily) to ensure hub connectivity for French-speaking Switzerland. He stressed his long-term commitment to Geneva as a secondary hub and said that as soon as travel restrictions allow more travel and require returns, he will rebuild his point-to-point network from the city.
The carrier added that it has also reduced its frequencies from Zurich and is currently operating at around 10% of capacity last February.
easyJet Switzerland …
easyJet raises $ 400 million through disposals
02.11.2020 – 15:16 UTC
easyJet (U2, London Luton) raised $ 398.6 million through sale and leaseback agreements covering nine aircraft sold to two lessors.
The British low-cost carrier said in a stock exchange filing that the first transaction was executed with Wilmington Trust SP Services (Dublin) Limited and involved four A320 family aircraft, for an amount of $ 191.1 million, against the aircraft net book value at time of sale of $ 116.2 million. The name of the trust does not identify the specific lessor as it is used by several entities.
The other transaction was with Sky High 112 Leasing Company Limited, an aircraft trust owned by ICBC Financial Leasing, and involves five A320s for a total amount of USD 207.5 million against a net book value of 140.2 million USD.
easyJet said the plane would be leased for an average period of 116 to 117 months and would create an additional net annual cost of around £ 15m ($ 19.4m).
“Once these two transactions are completed, easyJet will retain 152 wholly owned and unencumbered aircraft, …