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On Friday December 20, my domestic helper and I drove out to Chek Lap Kok airport to meet a Swissair flight arriving from Manila.

Wednesday, 1 January, 2003, 12:00am

Grilling on the menu for graduates

Remember how proud your parents were on graduation day?

Favourite meal for dinner, picture on the mantlepiece, framed certificate above their bed.

When the neighbours called, they say: 'Our Jim, yes, degree in Something Really Important from Really Good University, don't you know.'

4 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Swissair flights ready for takeoff

All Swissair flights in and out of Hong Kong with the exception of the one to Manila will resume today after the Swiss Government bailed out the airline. Two hundred Hong Kong tourists in Europe and 400 travellers in the SAR were stranded by Swissair's decision to ground its fleet on Wednesday.

5 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Swissair crisis strands 200 SAR tourists

Two hundred Hong Kong tourists travelling with Swissair were stranded in Europe last night after the carrier grounded its entire fleet.

Another 400 travellers in Hong Kong waiting to fly back to Europe were also affected by the financial crisis rocking the airline.

4 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Bleak year for aircraft's safety record

More than 230 people have been killed in other accidents involving the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 in the past year.

The biggest death toll came in a crash almost a year ago off the Canadian coast when a Swissair MD-11 went down near Nova Scotia on September 2 killing all 229 on board.

23 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Panalpina lifted by strong growth in freight sector

Despite the Asian financial crisis, Basel-based Panalpina group recorded a 24 per cent increase in air-freight sales, with a particularly impressive rise of 38 per cent in five markets.

Volume of ocean freight grew by about 5 per cent.

26 May 1999 - 12:00am

Private Air

A little-known European airline has come to the rescue of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres, after his national airline said it could not provide a plane for his visit to Macau on April 17. Swissair subsidiary Private Air has agreed to provide a long-haul aircraft for the trip.

6 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Game plan stays

Singapore Airlines is opposed to any attempt by the US Government to impose its national laws extra-territorially.

9 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Top tour deals on offer

Package tours to Switzerland starting at $9,900 are on offer until the end of October.

The 'Air/Land Super Buy' deal includes round-trip flights aboard the national carrier, Swissair, two nights' hotel accommodation in Geneva and Zurich and a four-day Swiss rail pass. Breakfast and airport transfers are also included.

1 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Carrier has obsession with quality

IF you are looking for adventure, do not fly Swissair.

That is the message one gets from Richard Meichtry, regional director of the airline with a reputation for reliability.

'You don't get any unexpected excitement from us,' he said.

'We take off on time and fly you to the listed destination.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

On the road

SWISSAIR is to launch Alpine World ski packages from tomorrow which include economy round-trip air fare, seven nights accommodation, full or half board, ski lift tickets, transportation between package sites, and a side trip to Paris, Rome or Vienna, before or after the ski-ing.

30 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Tantalising taste of first-class travel

IF you just happen to be reading this while shoe-horned into an economy-class seat on a flight out of Hong Kong, we suggest you first check the sick bag. Now read on.

5 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Flight of fancy for chef to the jet set

MENTION the name Winfried Brugger and it usually brings to mind the time that the Hilton's off-the-wall executive chef appeared in a newspaper advertisement - to draw from a culinary context - without dressing.

''Forever'', as he remarks somewhat ambitiously, ''looking for new frontiers to challenge'', Brugger is now focusing his creative energies on airline cuisine.

22 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Export growth doubles two-way airline traffic

TRAFFIC between Switzerland and Hong Kong has doubled in the past five years, says Juerg Mueller, Swissair's passenger sales manager in the territory.

As Hong Kong's importance as a big re-exporting centre increases, travel and traffic between the two is expected to increase further.

1 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

On the road

AS part of the Visit Malaysia Year celebrations, a Penang package is being offered by Cathay Pacific. The price ranges from HK$4,180 to HK$4,880 depending on the hotel chosen, and includes round-trip air fare, four nights accommodation, daily American breakfast and transfers.

24 May 1994 - 12:00am