Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Interview with Severin Blindenbacher

We asked Severin Blindenbacher, a member of the Swiss national hockey team competing at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Sweden, about his links to the tournament’s host country.

Hej Severin

Välkommen tillbaka till Sverige. How does it feel to be back in Sweden?

Severin Blindenbacher: I am very happy to be back in Sweden. I have missed it quite a bit. The atmosphere here is great.

We would like to congratulate you and your team on the outstanding achievement so far here in Stockholm at the 2013 Hockey World Championships.

Thank you, we are very motivated.

You played for one season in Karlstad for Färjestad BK. Can you tell about some of your good memories from your time in Sweden?

Yes indeed. I do have many good memories. First is playing hockey in Sweden, where the league is very professional and the spirit is different. The Swedes take hockey very seriously as it is a national sport, but I also have good memories of many people. The people are very relaxed. And of course the food, I ate lots of good, fresh fish from the sea.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SWISS on Instagram (@FlySWISS)

Aditya Khullar, Head of Sales for South East Asia, Pacific & Greater China


I'm Aditya Khullar, Head of Sales for South East Asia, Pacific & Greater China, based in Zurich. Now you might be thinking you have one more person from Zurich on the SWISS Instagram account but that’s not entirely correct as soon (next month) I will be moving to Singapore. It's a new chapter in my life and one that I'm looking forward to. Though I will miss Zurich, the prospect of living in Singapore is really exciting. Especially considering the many similarities the two cities share (except for the weather of course). What excites me the most about moving to Singapore? Food!! And how its multi-cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of local cuisines it has to offer. Also, for me as an avid traveller, its proximity to the rest of Asia is a big plus. From a professional point of view the prospect of building the SWISS brand in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city like Singapore is simply incredible.

So follow me via my pictures for the next few days as we prepare for the launch of SWISS's direct flights between Singapore and Zurich. I hope you like them!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Getting ready for the world (My sky-high life)

Kristina Roder, Cabin Crew Member

After nine months flying on short-haul operations I have by now been to pretty well every destination in Europe. Not surprisingly, I was really looking forward to working on long-haul rotations. The list of participants in my training group added to my sense of anticipation as it included several familiar names, some of which I knew from flying short-haul and others from basic training days. Like me, one of my colleagues lives in Bern and so we agreed to journey by train together so that we could prepare jointly for the examinations. But little had we expected just how demanding and entertaining commuting together would be. On the first morning we shared our favourite stories about our flying experiences and looked forward together to our first long-haul flight. Before long, our conversations acquired greater depth and the idea of working together on a flight made its way on to our wish list.