SWISS modifies its Lugano management structure

11 December 2003

SWISS is realigning the management structure of its Lugano representation in view of the current business situation and the company’s future needs. As part of these activities, the position of Executive Management Delegate for the Ticino Region will be abolished at the end of the year.

SWISS now operates only four daily services to and from Lugano Airport. The sizeable reduction in frequencies since the start of the 2003/04 winter schedules and the more general resizing of the company’s management structure are now having their impact on its Lugano organisation, too.

As part of these activities, the position of Executive Management Delegate for Canton Ticino, which Luca Bianda has held since August 1, 2002, will be abolished at the end of 2003. Luca Bianda will remain with SWISS for a time as an Avro RJ85/100 captain before leaving the company in spring 2004.

Needless to say, SWISS will still be offering its usual services to customers in the Ticino region. And these services will continue to be provided by the company’s central units in Basel and Zurich.SWISS would like to thank Luca Bianda for all the dedication and the professionalism he has brought to the many positions he has held over the past 19 years.