helvetic low-cost airline and flight news
This page contains an archive of all news items featuring helvetic. You can also view all of the routes operated by helvetic.
January 14th, 2010
December 5th, 2008
November 24th, 2008
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
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
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
September 16th, 2006
August 6th, 2006
January 14th, 2006
November 2nd, 2005
May 12th, 2005
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
March 26th, 2005
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
October 28th, 2004
A fuel surcharge of €6 will now be levied on all helvetic bookings to offset the rising cost of oil.
October 18th, 2004
September 16th, 2004
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.