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April 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
Switzerland's new national airline, Swiss, took to the air Sunday, combining the services of the defunct carrier Swissair and regional airline Crossair. The first Swiss flight was a 30-minute hop from Basel to Zurich--the two headquarters of the new airline. The airline's new boss, Andre Dose, was aboard the flight, said spokesman Patrick Jeandrain. The last Swissair plane will not touch down until today.
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July 14, 2003 | Malcolm Shearmur, Bloomberg News
Financially troubled Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. is holding talks with rivals about closer ties that include a possible merger, a spokesman said. The "independence of Swiss is not the first priority, and we have to prepare ourselves for other forms of cooperation," said Jean-Claude Donzel, a spokesman for the Basel, Switzerland-based airline.
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November 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
A Swiss airliner with 33 people on board crashed Saturday night as it was approaching Zurich airport. At least 10 people were killed and nine others were pulled from the wreckage, officials said. Authorities issued an urgent appeal for area residents to join the search for survivors from the Crossair Jumbolino, which went down in a wooded area in Birchwil, about two miles east of the airport. "The first reports spoke of a fireball in a wooded area.
BUSINESS
April 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
Switzerland's new national airline, Swiss, took to the air Sunday, combining the services of the defunct carrier Swissair and regional airline Crossair. The first Swiss flight was a 30-minute hop from Basel to Zurich--the two headquarters of the new airline. The airline's new boss, Andre Dose, was aboard the flight, said spokesman Patrick Jeandrain. The last Swissair plane will not touch down until today.
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July 14, 2003 | Malcolm Shearmur, Bloomberg News
Financially troubled Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. is holding talks with rivals about closer ties that include a possible merger, a spokesman said. The "independence of Swiss is not the first priority, and we have to prepare ourselves for other forms of cooperation," said Jean-Claude Donzel, a spokesman for the Basel, Switzerland-based airline.
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October 13, 1989
A Swiss airline stewardess abducted in northern Lebanon has been released into the custody of a senior Lebanese politician, a diplomatic source said today. The source said Syrian troops passed the unnamed woman into the custody of former President Suleiman Franjieh on Thursday after she was seized by unidentified gunmen Sunday. The source said her kidnaping had been a personal matter.
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October 14, 1989
A Swiss airline flight attendant seized in Lebanon while on a three-month vacation has been released after being held captive for five days, Swissair said in Zurich, Switzerland. In Beirut, a diplomatic source said the seizure of Astrid Fischer, 31, resulted from a dispute between two rival boyfriends, one of whom ordered her abduction. The diplomat said she has been asked to leave Lebanon and not return. A Swissair spokesman said: "I can only confirm she is free."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
In the book of travel horror stories, at least this one had a happy ending. Belgian Noelle Lhoist arrived in Los Angeles on June 22 with her three children, her French companion and the happy expectation of a six-week vacation in Southern California. Instead, she never left Los Angeles International Airport. She was held for 15 hours, handcuffed, strip searched, fingerprinted and sent back to Brussels. Her crime: violating a new rule for travelers to the U.S.
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October 27, 2002 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
We're about to enter November, which means we have reached the beginning of the five-month off-season in transatlantic travel. This year, off-season vacation prices to Europe are so low that, short of an outbreak of hostilities in the Middle East, they should get people moving. Here are the leading programs today. Ireland: The most surprising air-and-land package is to Ireland. For $399, you get not only the round-trip flight from Los Angeles but also a rental car and accommodations.
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November 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
A Swiss airliner with 33 people on board crashed Saturday night as it was approaching Zurich airport. At least 10 people were killed and nine others were pulled from the wreckage, officials said. Authorities issued an urgent appeal for area residents to join the search for survivors from the Crossair Jumbolino, which went down in a wooded area in Birchwil, about two miles east of the airport. "The first reports spoke of a fireball in a wooded area.
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November 10, 2002 | Rosemary McClure, Times Staff Writer
HONG KONG New Year's festivities in a city where fireworks are just the start Ring in the Year of the Goat in one of the world's most colorful cities: Hong Kong. A low-cost eight-day trip to Asia will be highlighted by Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong, where parades of brightly colored serpentine dragons -- some up to 100 feet long -- will snake along city streets accompanied by marching bands, lion dancers and other performing groups.
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January 11, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Air/Lyon, an aviation services company, said Thursday that it has acquired the manufacturer of a new in-flight monitoring system for aircraft. The acquisition of Airborne Closed Circuit Television Inc., which like Air/Lyon is based in Newport Beach, was made by Air/Lyon's Elsinore Aerospace Services subsidiary.
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