Edelweiss schedules daily wide-body Pristina flights

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Swiss carrier Edelweiss Air has begun operating all of its flights between Zurich and Pristina with its wide-body 315-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Yesterday, the carrier ran a total of three flights between the two cities, all of which were on the A330 jet. On certain days, when the airline has more than one service between Zurich and Pristina, all flights will be operated by the wide-body aircraft. Switzerland continues to maintain its position as the busiest market out of Pristina, with 33% of all passengers either departing or arriving from the country in 2019. Zurich is the busiest route out of Kosovo, accounting for 16.1% of all travellers.

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  1. Anonymous10:59

    wow 3 A330 flights yesterday.

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  2. Anonymous11:07

    4th of July is scheduled with A340 to Skopje

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    1. Anonymous11:11

      But that's a one off...

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  3. Anonymous12:06

    Very high demand for these flights. Just shows that people want to fly again regardless of Covid-19.

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  4. Anonymous12:25

    I don't think there is any airport in the region achieving those results. The sole exception are them daily EK Boeing 773 flights to BUD.

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    1. Anonymous12:41

      Erm...ATH?

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    2. Anonymous13:47

      the daily widebody is only for the first week because there is a backlog of gastos on standby tickets. they do have scheduled widebody after but not on a daily bases.

      funny to compare prn with bud and ath

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    3. Anonymous14:16

      ATH is an exception because of it being an entry to the Greek islands.
      Given the size of PRN, having a daily widebody is an major achievement not reached by any other airport in the region.

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    4. Anonymous14:28

      You do realize that PRN is not scheduled indefinitely as A333 but for about a week because of these circumstances?

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    5. Anonymous14:52

      Could be, but it usually starts like this. Edelweiss might actually consider fully deploying the A340 to PRN. I hope it is more clear for you know.

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    6. Don't forget, it's not only about demand: The EDW-Widebody-Fleet has been pretty much grounded the past months. In the summerseason, they usually fly to Northamerica, which is still under lockdown. So, in order to keep the typeratings of all your pilots, you need to bring the cockpit-crews in the air, or do expensive and useless training flights. So you rather move these aircraft and crews around, even on widebody-shorthaul

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    7. Anonymous15:13

      If PRN-ZRH has reached to a point that it can sustain a 315-seater then this means this route has matured to such a level that it can now be compared to the busy BEG-ZRH route too. Of course a bit lower but still very busy route.

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    8. ZRH-PRN is perfect for pilot-training: 2 rotations, 4 flights in one workday. It doesnt matter, if the plane is full. On weekends it might be, on weekdays, rather not. BEG is a different story, since this is LX-Territory, not a WK-Route.. and LX has other routes to put their widebodies on for "paid training" - I see the LX-Widebodies often on the LHR or ATH-Route.. there you might sell even some seats in C-Cl. Beside this, you have 4x B-777 rotating as cargoflights to China right now, so enough opportunities to fly the crews at least monthly....

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    9. Anonymous15:53

      Nice facts, thanks for sharing. So what you are saying is that the plane is deployed from ZRH to PRN for training purposes or about the short distance using a wide body ?

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    10. Of course, there is some demand on peak weekends for PRN and SKP... but never ever 2-3 widebody-flights and not on the weekdays. But deploying widebodies makes sense anyway, since Edelweiss needs to bring these aircraft/crews in the air on a certain frequency to keep all licences, etc. Also a plane needs some frequent movement!

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    11. Anonymous17:20

      But I haven't heard of SKP receiving any WK A340. Yes, bigger planes do need to fly almost all the time because keeping them on the tarmac is just a waste of money. No wonder why we witnessed so many humanitarian flights because of Covid.
      It seems that PRN is getting busier and busier. Do you have any idea about how the situation in TIA with WK or LX or Switzerland is?

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    12. Anonymous18:39

      well check this blog again if you havent heard of it

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    13. Anonymous01:31

      When did SKP ever receive a 340 from ZRH? Maybe on a very peak day in Xmas or August or?

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    14. Anonymous09:33

      Dude you have to cool down seriously. flyedelweiss.com

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    15. Anonymous11:58

      WK also has A320. It was a simple question. Does or does not WK use the A340 to SKP? If so, which dates? That is it.

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  5. A380 get ready next....

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  6. Since Switzerland is imposing 10-day quarantine on all people returning from Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia, all these plans are rubbish... they currently have 80% noshow/cancellation rate on these flight - many will never happen this summer... ;-/

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