Swiss on the Verge of Becoming a Smaller Airline

Swiss International Airlines, part of the Lufthansa Group, is now planning to downsize both its fleet and workforce. Indeed, the airline expects to serve a smaller market compared to the pre-COVID one. Let’s see what changes are about to affect the Swiss national airline.

What is going to change at SWISS?

In the medium-term future, the airline expects a fall in demand of approximately 20%. As a consequence, SWISS fleet will be downsized by 15% compared to 2019. As far as the workforce is concerned, about 1,700 full-time positions will be eliminated, an equivalent of 20% of the pre-COVID total headcount.

As the pandemic broke out, SWISS immediately turned to cost-savings measures. Unfortunately, these were not enough to fight back the disruptive effects of the pandemic. In the words of SWISS CEO, Dieter Vranck:

It has grown increasingly clear that our market is undergoing structural change, and that despite the actions which we were swift to take in response, a restructuring of our company now sadly seems unavoidable.

SWISS’ strategic plan is called “reaCH”, and it aims to save CHF 500,000, approximately € 456,111 through a programme of resizing and transformation of the airline. The plan aims at enabling the airline to pay back its bank loans as soon as possible.

SWISS A220 at Düsseldorf. Photo by Tommy Krombacher

A focus on the fleet and personnel

If we look at the short-medium haul, SWISS’ fleet will be reduced from 69 to 59 aircraft. This move will affect A320-family planes, owned by SWISS, and lessen the wet-lease operations, which Helvetic Airways operates. As far as the long-haul is concerned, SWISS will scrap five long-haul aircraft, going from 31 to 26 planes. All five planes are going to be Airbus aircraft. As a result of the pandemic, frequencies have been reduced, with some direct intercontinental connections never coming back.

By the end of 2021, SWISS expects its workforce to have undergone a reduction of approximately 1,000 full-time equivalents (FTEs) through a combination of voluntary personnel measures and natural staff turnover. However, at this point, a further reduction of personnel is unavoidable. Therefore, an additional 780 employees, equivalent to 650 FTEs, could be fired. Of these, 200 would be ground personnel, 60 SWISS technicians, 400 cabin personnel and 120 cockpit personnel. The total reduction of 1,700 FTEs would equal a reduction of more than 20% compared to 2019’s workforce levels.

SWISS tails at Zurich Airport. Photo by Jett Pongsakon

Premium positioning not to be affected

Notwithstanding the complex restructuring the airline is undergoing, SWISS will remain Switzerland’s national airline. Therefore, SWISS plans to restructure itself according to the new demand from the economic sector, Swiss nationals and tourism. SWISS will hold its two hubs in Zurich and Geneva, and it will not drop direct intercontinental flights that keep Switzerland connected to the entire world. Moreover, Swiss national airline will retain its premium positioning, offering its customers high-standard customer service, including business and first-class tickets on intercontinental flights.

In addition, the “reaCH” programme also sets an eye on sustainability. Indeed, the airline plans to continue its fleet modernisation process, welcoming newer and eco-friendly aircraft in its family. Moreover, SWISS is dedicated to turning to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), contributing to reducing CO2 emissions from international air travel.

Finally, SWISS is dedicated to intensifying collaborations with the Lufthansa Group. The airline aims at strengthening its positions within the group, developing its centres of competence, including the commercial one.

What do you think about the “reaCH” programme by SWISS? Let us know in the comment below! 

Subscribe to our Weekly Digest!




More News

Giacomo Amati
Giacomo Amati
Aviation Reporter - Giacomo has been passionate about commercial aviation since his very childhood. Currently, he is pursuing a Master in Air Transport Management at the University of Surrey, UK. His expertise within the industry entails an internship with Emirates Airlines in Milan Malpensa airport and a bachelor's thesis on the financial status of the former Italian national carrier, Alitalia. Besides aviation, Giacomo loves foreign languages, German being his favourite one, and travelling.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!


>
Wordpress themeseotakipçi satın alankara implant fiyatları11yol kapanıpassport psdbatman evden eve nakliyatbalkon köşe takımılastik patlatanevden eve nakliyatkartal evden eve nakliyatfatih antika eşya alanlarfenerbahçe antika eşya alanlarnakliyatantika alanlarantika alanlarwoocommerce baselJannah themeeskişehir inşaat şirketlerieskişehir uydu tamirkitap alanlarantika alanlarantika alanlarseoEskişehir uydueşya depolamapgcdpgcdpmsaAccident LawyerDental Implantiqos tereatuzla evden eve nakliyatAntika alan yerlergaziantep evden eve nakliyateskişehir saç protezihayır lokmasıtuzla evden eve nakliyatodunpazarı emlakhayır lokmasıpendik evden eve nakliyatgölcük evden eve nakliyatgölcük evden eve nakliyatistanbul evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatporselen kaplama dislerankara diş estetiğidiş teli tedavisimersin evden eve nakliyatEtimesgut evden eve nakliyattuzla asansörlü nakliyatkartal evden eve nakliyatgebze evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatankara parca esya tasımaankara gülüş tasarımıankara gülüş tasarımıankara implant fiyatlarıniğde evden eve nakliyatvozol 12000puffistanbul saç ekimiankara çıkışlı günübirlik turlarEtimesgut evden eve nakliyatEtimesgut evden eve nakliyatkadıköy evden eve nakliyatmersin evden eve nakliyatçankaya evden eve nakliyatankara parca esya tasımamaltepe evden eve nakliyattuzla evden eve nakliyatankara implant fiyatlarıankara gülüş estetiğiyenimahalle evden eve nakliyaten yakın çekiciAntalya Çittereaseo çalışmasıistanbul hayır lokmasıata şehir evden eve nakliyatmaltepe evden eve nakliyatüsküdar evden eve nakliyatkepenk tamiriİstanbul evden eve nakliyatmaldives casinospoodleistanbul hayır lokmasıKartal evden eve nakliyatçankaya evden eve nakliyatataşehir evden eve nakliyatankara ofis taşımacılığıboğazda özel tekne kiralamadiş eti ağrısıtuzla nakliyateryaman evden eve nakliyateskişhir uydu servisieskişhir uydu servisiblog.timeisworth.compoodlepomeranianzibilyonbet girişraydium market idGaziantep Evden Eve Taşımacılıkdextools trendingdextools trending botdextools trending costdextools trending servicedextools trending algorithmdextools botcoinmarketcap trendingcoinmarketcap trending botpinksale trendingpinksale trending botpancakeswap botuniswap botpancakeswap sniper botuniswap sniper botfront running botfront run botmev botzibilyonbet girişLibraNewsHair Transplantyks kitaplarıdextools botdextools trending algorithmpinksale trending botprediction botpancakeswap prediction botEtimesgut evden eve nakliyatankara gülüş tasarımıbatman nakliyatmersin nakliyatköpek ilanlarımersin evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatMedyumeskişehir uydu servisimersin evden eve nakliyatetiler antika alanlarataşehir antika alanlargalabeteskişehir emlakAnkara implant fiyatlarıİstanbul mevlid lokmasıbatman evden eve nakliyattuzla evden eve nakliyatçankırı evden eve nakliyatderince evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatankara ofis taşımacılığıankara asansörlü nakliyatankara eşya depolamamersin evden eve nakliyatboerboel yavrupomeranian ilanlarımarsbahisportobetportobetcosmetic surgery turkeyEtimesgut evden eve nakliyattuzla evden eve nakliyattarsus evden eve nakliyatçankaya evden eve nakliyatkeçiören evden eve nakliyatbaby socksWordpress themeseotakipçi satın alankara implant fiyatları11yol kapanıpassport psdbatman evden eve nakliyatbalkon köşe takımılastik patlatanevden eve nakliyatkartal evden eve nakliyatfatih antika eşya alanlarfenerbahçe antika eşya alanlarnakliyatantika alanlarantika alanlarwoocommerce baselJannah themeeskişehir inşaat şirketlerieskişehir uydu tamirkitap alanlarantika alanlarantika alanlarseoEskişehir uydueşya depolamapgcdpgcdpmsaAccident LawyerDental Implantiqos tereatuzla evden eve nakliyatAntika alan yerlergaziantep evden eve nakliyateskişehir saç protezihayır lokmasıtuzla evden eve nakliyatodunpazarı emlakhayır lokmasıpendik evden eve nakliyatgölcük evden eve nakliyatgölcük evden eve nakliyatistanbul evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatporselen kaplama dislerankara diş estetiğidiş teli tedavisimersin evden eve nakliyatEtimesgut evden eve nakliyattuzla asansörlü nakliyatkartal evden eve nakliyatgebze evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatankara parca esya tasımaankara gülüş tasarımıankara gülüş tasarımıankara implant fiyatlarıniğde evden eve nakliyatvozol 12000puffistanbul saç ekimiankara çıkışlı günübirlik turlarEtimesgut evden eve nakliyatEtimesgut evden eve nakliyatkadıköy evden eve nakliyatmersin evden eve nakliyatçankaya evden eve nakliyatankara parca esya tasımamaltepe evden eve nakliyattuzla evden eve nakliyatankara implant fiyatlarıankara gülüş estetiğiyenimahalle evden eve nakliyaten yakın çekiciAntalya Çittereaseo çalışmasıistanbul hayır lokmasıata şehir evden eve nakliyatmaltepe evden eve nakliyatüsküdar evden eve nakliyatkepenk tamiriİstanbul evden eve nakliyatmaldives casinospoodleistanbul hayır lokmasıKartal evden eve nakliyatçankaya evden eve nakliyatataşehir evden eve nakliyatankara ofis taşımacılığıboğazda özel tekne kiralamadiş eti ağrısıtuzla nakliyateryaman evden eve nakliyateskişhir uydu servisieskişhir uydu servisiblog.timeisworth.compoodlepomeranianzibilyonbet girişraydium market idGaziantep Evden Eve Taşımacılıkdextools trendingdextools trending botdextools trending costdextools trending servicedextools trending algorithmdextools botcoinmarketcap trendingcoinmarketcap trending botpinksale trendingpinksale trending botpancakeswap botuniswap botpancakeswap sniper botuniswap sniper botfront running botfront run botmev botzibilyonbet girişLibraNewsHair Transplantyks kitaplarıdextools botdextools trending algorithmpinksale trending botprediction botpancakeswap prediction botEtimesgut evden eve nakliyatankara gülüş tasarımıbatman nakliyatmersin nakliyatköpek ilanlarımersin evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatMedyumeskişehir uydu servisimersin evden eve nakliyatetiler antika alanlarataşehir antika alanlargalabeteskişehir emlakAnkara implant fiyatlarıİstanbul mevlid lokmasıbatman evden eve nakliyattuzla evden eve nakliyatçankırı evden eve nakliyatderince evden eve nakliyatankara evden eve nakliyatankara ofis taşımacılığıankara asansörlü nakliyatankara eşya depolamamersin evden eve nakliyatboerboel yavrupomeranian ilanlarımarsbahisportobetportobetcosmetic surgery turkeyEtimesgut evden eve nakliyattuzla evden eve nakliyattarsus evden eve nakliyatçankaya evden eve nakliyatkeçiören evden eve nakliyatbaby socks
deneme bonusuCasinoslot girişbig bass bonanza oynaAviator oynasugar rush oynasweet bonanzagates of olympus oynaBahisnowdiyarbet girişCasinoslotwild west gold demo oynaredbullholdenracing.comdenemebonususiteler.commarsbahisMatadorbetMatadorbetEscortSaatlik escortManisa escortGümüşhane escortfethiye escortDeneme Bonusu Veren SitelerDeneme Bonusucasibomcasibom girişŞişli escortizmir escortDenizli escortMalatya Escortşanlıurfa escortHacklinkBeşiktaş escortAtaşehir escortBeylikdüzü escortkadıköy escortcialisViagraBahis siteleriEsenyurt escortmasözmasözantalya escortcasibombonusbetturkeyfixbetdeneme bonusu veren sitelerdeneme bonusu 2024casibombets10jojobet girişpusulabetbetmatik twitterbaywinGrandpashabetcasibomholiganbetbettilt girişcasibom girişslot sitelerisekabetbetmatikbetkanyonsekabetholiganbetbetmatikcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomJetbahishitbetsahabetsahabetbettiltvdcasinoilbetcratosroyalbettümbetbaywindinamobetelexbetsekabetbetkanyonbetmatikbetinetumbetrexbetgrandpashabet girişgrandpashabet twittergrandpashabetmarsbahisslot sitelericanlı casino sitelericasino sitelerislot siteleribahis siteleribaywinİnterbahiscasibomcasibomcasibomqueenbetmostbetlunabetmadridbetartemisbetcasibommariobetgrandpashabetBetsatBetturkeybetkomcasibomEsenyurt EscortBursa EscortErzincan EscortKayseri EscortMuğla EscortAlanya EscortBahçeşehir Escortcasibomgrandpashabetcasibombetsatbets10holiganbetbaywinMaltcasinohacklinkNisanbetmatadorbetBetturkeyBetofficemarsbahisodeonbet girişbets10vbet girişdeneme bonusuCasinoslot girişbig bass bonanza oynaAviator oynasugar rush oynasweet bonanzagates of olympus oynaBahisnowdiyarbet girişCasinoslotwild west gold demo oynaredbullholdenracing.comdenemebonususiteler.commarsbahisMatadorbetMatadorbetEscortSaatlik escortManisa escortGümüşhane escortfethiye escortDeneme Bonusu Veren SitelerDeneme Bonusucasibomcasibom girişŞişli escortizmir escortDenizli escortMalatya Escortşanlıurfa escortHacklinkBeşiktaş escortAtaşehir escortBeylikdüzü escortkadıköy escortcialisViagraBahis siteleriEsenyurt escortmasözmasözantalya escortcasibombonusbetturkeyfixbetdeneme bonusu veren sitelerdeneme bonusu 2024bets10jojobet girişpusulabetbetmatik twitterbaywinGrandpashabetcasibomholiganbetbettilt girişcasibom girişslot sitelerisekabetbetmatikbetkanyonsekabetholiganbetbetmatikcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomcasibomJetbahishitbetsahabetsahabetbettiltvdcasinoilbetcratosroyalbettümbetbaywindinamobetelexbetsekabetbetkanyonbetmatikbetinetumbetrexbetgrandpashabet girişgrandpashabet twittergrandpashabetmarsbahisslot sitelericanlı casino sitelericasino sitelerislot siteleribahis siteleribaywinİnterbahiscasibomcasibomcasibomqueenbetmostbetlunabetmadridbetartemisbetcasibommariobetgrandpashabetBetsatBetturkeybetkomcasibomEsenyurt EscortBursa EscortErzincan EscortKayseri EscortMuğla EscortAlanya EscortBahçeşehir Escortcasibomgrandpashabetcasibombetsatbets10holiganbetbaywinMaltcasinohacklinkNisanbetmatadorbetBetturkeyBetofficemarsbahisodeonbet girişbets10vbet giriş