Austrian Airlines has taken delivery of the first of four Dash-8 Q400s, and will launch a four-times daily domestic Zurich-Lugano service on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines from November 1st. The Lufthansa subsidiary recently signed a wet-lease agreement with Swiss. Austrian said Swiss can increase capacity on the route by 50% on the route by operating the larger Q400. The second Q400 is expected later this year, and two more aircraft will join operations during 2015.

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