SWISS International Air Lines has apparently decided to fully engage in a price war with easyJet try to gain back market share it has gradually lost to the LCC.

Switzerland’s de facto flag carrier has started offering low-cost flights starting at CHF49 (EUR40/USD51) from Geneva to a number of popular destinations such as Madrid and Nice. Athens and Prague are to follow from mid-Sep-2012. The price offensive is a test phase and will run until 31-Dec-2012.