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Helvetic Airways


163 reviews
Headquarters: PO Box 250, Kloten CH-8058 Switzerland 011 41 44 270 85 00 Website
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Berkel-enschot
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lufthansa rents several F100’s from Helvetic to solve their capacity problem. Nice to have the opportunity to fly thr good old Fokker 100 again.

Europe Economy Amsterdam - Munich
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nightmare for more than euro 800. The seats are a torture. No legroom, the backrest is upright in a psoition which keeps you awake without sleeping. You can out the seat in a sleeping position in theory, butdo not dare to offend your backwards beighbour.

Europe Economy Munich - Zurich
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France
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2018

My ticket was for Swiss airplane which was operated by Helvetia;) It was a short flight, however, we have received coffee, tea, croissants and fabulous swiss chocolate (you can get as much as you want!) Small things make the difference! Flight from Geneve to Florence and return. less

Europe Economy Canton of Geneva - Florence
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Thank Daga P
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I used this airlines on my way to Amsterdam from Munich. The aircrafts are generally small and does not offer too much leg room. They are good for shorter duration flights though. The crew service is not bad.

Europe Economy Munich - Amsterdam
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2018

As we were going to land in Zurich, coming last week from Marseille, there was a sudden strong windgust from the side so that, as we were almost touching ground, there was a dangerous situation. The pilot mastered perfectly this risky moment by thrusting immediatly, without the slightest hesitation ( which could have been led to an accident ) the...

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Europe Economy Marseille - Zurich

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Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
116 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

A normal airplane with normal fl8ght attendants. But, they gave delicious croissants that make the difference. Pleasant flight from Geneve to Florence with a great view to the Swiss Alps. Fast flight with good service and comfort plane.

Europe Economy Canton of Geneva - Florence
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Channel Islands
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Due to the length of the cabin, and only two cabin crew did the safety briefing, one at the front of the aircraft in Business, and the other behind me, I was unable to see. This surely contradicts airline regulations. I queried this with the senior cabin crew member and she categorically disputed there was a safety issue. As ex...

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Europe Economy London - Canton of Geneva

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
698 reviews
161 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2018

First time with Helvetic Airways, superb flight comfortable seats, friendly, helpful and professional crew.

Europe Economy Birmingham - Zurich
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Brussels
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2018

I fly this route regularly and I find the service very good, from boarding until exiting the aircraft.

Europe Economy Zurich - London
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
504 reviews
216 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Traveled from Brussels to Zurich and back with this airline. The flight was booked at SWISS, but operated by Helvetic. The flight back was during the storm in January. Therefore the airplane left 15 minutes later. I don't think this is a big deal. As it is a short flight in economy class, you cant be to strict on giving...

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Europe Economy Brussels - Zurich

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About Helvetic Airways
Helvetic Airways (2L) is a Swiss airline with hubs at Bern Airport (BRN) and Zürich Airport (ZRH). It flies to about 35 destinations in Europe and North Africa. These include Cyprus, France, Greece, Kosovo, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Helvetic Airways also operates some flights on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines (LX). The airline's fleet includes Airbus A319-100, Fokker 100 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Planes include both Economy Class and Business Class seating. On most routes, Economy Class passengers can, for a fee, pre-reserve seats up to 24 hours prior to departure.
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