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January 14th, 2010

helvetic to fly to Croatia for summer

helvetic will operate flights from their Zurich base this summer. From the end of June they will begin flying from Zurich to Pula and Rijeka.

December 5th, 2008

Helvetic to fly to Olbia

helvetic have added another route to their timetable for next summer. They will begin weekly flights from their Zurich base to Olbia from 11 April 2009.

November 24th, 2008

helvetic to fly to Jerez

helvetic are to launch a new route from their Zurich base to Jerez in Spain next year. They will fly weekly on this route from 20 May 2009. This appears contrary to their announcement earlier this year that they were planning to give up scheduled flying.

July 6th, 2008

Helvetic to end scheduled flying

The Swiss low-cost airline, helvetic, have announced that they will end all scheduled flying at the end of the current summer season. They will use the capacity to offer seasonal charter flights, and claim that no staff will be made redundant. helvetic have cited the increasing cost of oil as their reason for making this decision.

February 19th, 2007

New flights to Croatia and Macedonia for helvetic

From mid-May 2007, helvetic will begin flights from their Zurich base to the Croatian city of Split, as well as flights from Geneva to Split. At the end of March, they will also launch flights from Zurich to Ohrid.

November 11th, 2006

New helvetic flights to Faro and Jerez

helvetic will begin flights to Faro and Jerez from their Zurich base. From May 2007 they will begin weekly flights.

September 16th, 2006

Morocco flights this winter with helvetic

Swiss low-cost airline helvetic will begin flights to Morocco this winter. From 29 October 2006, they will begin flying from Zurich to Agadir and Marrakech.

August 6th, 2006

New Helvetic routes to Southern Italy

Swiss low-cost airline helvetic will launch 2 new routes to Italy from 12 September 2006. They will begin flying twice per week from their Zurich base to Reggio Calabria and Bari.

January 14th, 2006

helvetic plans Italian expansion

helvetic will launch 2 new Italian routes from their Zurich base. From 12 April 2006, they will begin flights to Pisa and from 18 May, they will begin flying to Rimini.

November 2nd, 2005

helvetic ‘optimises’ route schedule

helvetic will add 3 new routes for the forthcoming summer 2006 season. From the end of March 2006, they will begin flying from their Zurich base to Ibiza, Olbia and Cagliari.

Prior to this, however, they will withdraw one of their aircraft from service and lay off 14 staff. They will also stop flying to Madrid, Prague and Rome.

May 12th, 2005

helvetic begins flights to Balaton

helvetic will launch a new route on 06 June 2005 from Zurich to Balaton (Sarmellek) in Hungary. This makes them the first low-cost carrier to fly to Balaton, where they will fly once per week.

Also, from the beginning of June, helvetic will allow customers to purchase travel vouchers from many Swiss retailers. This will allow those without credit or debit cards to book their flights.

April 18th, 2005

helvetic moves to Luton

From 15 May 2005, helvetic will operate from their base at Zurich to London (Luton) instead of Gatwick.

March 26th, 2005

SmartWings and helvetic to codeshare

The Czech low-cost airline SmartWings and Swiss airline helvetic have begun code sharing on the route between Prague and Zurich. They will cooperate on sales and marketing, although flights will be operated by helvetic.

SmartWings stopped flying to Zurich in January due to intense competition on the route.

December 22nd, 2004

helvetic expands Italian operation

During their summer 2005 season, helvetic will introduce 4 new routes from their base at Zurich to Italy. The new airports they will fly to include Lamenzia-Terme, Catania, Palermo and Brindisi.

October 28th, 2004

helvetic introduces fuel surcharge

A fuel surcharge of €6 will now be levied on all helvetic bookings to offset the rising cost of oil.

October 18th, 2004

helvetic launch Pristina route

On 01 November 2004, Swiss low-cost carrier helvetic are to launch a new route between Zurich and Pristina.

September 16th, 2004

helvetic launches routes to Macedonia

helvetic will add 2 more destinations to their flight schedule when they launch routes from Zurich to the Macedonian capital of Skopje and lake-side resort, Ohrid. They launch these routes on 24 and 25 September 2004 respectively. helvetic will be the first low-cost carrier to fly to Ohrid.

August 4th, 2004

helvetic to fly to London and Barcelona

Swiss budget airline helvetic has announced that they will begin flying 2 new routes later this year from their hub in Zurich. On 01 October 2004 they will begin flying to London (Gatwick) and on 31 October they will begin flights to Barcelona.

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