Irak Task Force activated – SWISS operating according to timetable

20 March 2003

Bulletin 1 (March 20, 2003, 08:00). The Irak Task Force was alerted at 04:40 this morning and has been operating since 05:30. At the time of the first attacks on Irak there were no SWISS aircraft in the critical area. Until further notice there are no changes in the SWISS timetable.

The first assessment of the situation shows that the Middle East flights published in the timetable can be operated normally. This concerns the routes from Zurich to:

Tel Aviv (2 flights)
Tehran
Riyadh – Abu Dhabi
Dubai – Karachi
Luxor – Sharm-el-Sheik (Charter flight)

SWISS if closely monitoring the situation and is prepared, if necessary, to implement any measures considered necessary. A specially installed Hotline is available for SWISS passengers:

+41 1 564 17 47 (German)
+41 22 591 82 08 (fFrench)
+41 61 582 17 47 (English)
+41 91 610 47 67 (Italian)

Current information on flight information may be called up at any time on: www.swiss.com.