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Lufthansa Subsidiary Swiss Reduces Geneva Flights To 'Absolute Minimum'

By Dave Simpson
Lufthansa Subsidiary Swiss Reduces Geneva Flights To 'Absolute Minimum'

Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International has reduced its Geneva flight operations further to an "absolute minimum", citing coronavirus travel restrictions, the company has said.

The reduction means Swiss will operate only 10% of the flights from Geneva during February that it flew in February 2019. The reduction will apply until the end of the month, Swiss said.

"In view of the tighter travel restrictions announced by the Swiss Federal Council on 27 January and the resulting decline in demand for air travel, Swiss has been compelled to temporarily reduce its flight operations to an absolute minimum," the airline said.

The number of Swiss flights using Geneva had already been reduced due to lower passenger numbers during the pandemic. The airport also currently lacks traveller testing facilities.

Committed To Geneva Airport In The Long-Term

The airline said that it remains committed to Geneva Airport in the long-term and will expand its services again as soon as conditions improve and demand for air travel returns.

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