Crossair to be reborn?Back to Forum
Anonymous8 Jun 2014
With PeopleExpress and Eastern being reborn in the States, anyone noticed how some of the former big Qualiflyer airlines are now in the Star Alliance ?
Swissair(now SWISS), Turkish,Tap Air Portugal ( now TAP Portugal ) and Sabena ( now Brussels Airlines).
Not sure if Crossair was part of the QF alliance but looks like they are being reborn !8 Jun 2014
Technically Crossair never died. After Swissair went bust, Crossair bought the routes, was recapitalised and changed its name to Swiss. Swiss in turn was later bought by Lufthansa.8 Jun 2014
That right LP. Swiss flights still carry the old Crossair code – LX.
A new ‘Swissair’ would be more a reborn airline than Crossair.
I think Pam Am takes the record for name resurrection. According to wiki it’s been used by FIVE successive airlines since the original giant went bust.8 Jun 2014
Yes, and I wonder if British Caledonian will be reborn if Scotland gain independence? They’ll need a national carrier for sure.
Mind you, the old BR code used by BCal is now the prefix for Eva Airways.9 Jun 2014
I presume you have just said that with your tongue in your cheek. In the modern Europe, which an “independent” Scotland “wants to join”, are not national flagcarriers like national champions a thing of the past?
Legacy carriers are doomed. How British is BA? How Dutch is KLM? And how Italian will Alitalia be when the present saga with Etihad comes to a conclusion? etc. etc.
Anyway if such is the wish then there are four existing airlines to use for starters –
BMI Regional, Loganair, ScotAirways, & Hebridean Air Services.
Good luck, you would need it.9 Jun 2014
I just heard that end September Swiss’s agreement with Darwin, now Etihad Regional, will end and Swiss will not renew the contract, though it seems ET were willing to do so.
They have wet leased a -8 from Tyrolean and will fly that from October. Tyrolean is owned by Austrian, in turn owned by Lufthansa who own Swiss!
Not yet sure if it will be in Swiss colours or that of Tyrolean, but I’m delighted they’re flying the -8 instead of the Saab 2000.18 Jul 2014
This might not be so far fetched. If anyone read or heard about Lufthansa’s new ‘WINGS’ plan (along with plans for a new long haul budget subsidiary) when it was revealed earlier this month, then you’ll know that this is indeed a possibilty.
LH is laying emphasis on it’s ‘wings-family’ (Germanwings, Eurowings) and Crossair could indeed be born as Crosswings. Let’s wait and see.18 Jul 2014
Swissair SR code is still being used by United Airlines. I have just booked a flight from SMF to SFO on United Airlines website entering my “Swiss” Miles & More Senator card and when my confirmation e-mail came in, my M&M account number is listed as – SR 2220XXXXXXXXXXX22 Jul 2014