Effective January 15, 2002, Crossair assumes commercial responsibility for most of the European routes formerly operated by Swissair. To this end, it is wet-leasing the Airbus jets and Swissair crews.
The European flights (from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle, Nice, London-Heathrow, Vienna, Rome, Istanbul, Stockholm, Bucharest, Prague, Oslo, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Lisbon, and Porto, as well as from Geneva to London-Heathrow) will, for this reason, be published with a Crossair flight number, with immediate effect. Exceptions are the flights to Athens, Moscow, Kiev, Pristina, Tripoli, and Benghazi, which will receive a Crossair flight number at a later date, but which, in the meantime, will retain Swissair flight numbers. In the reservation system, the necessary changes for the European flights to Crossair flight numbers will be undertaken from early February onwards.