- An ecumenical memorial service will be held in Basel
Cathedral on Thursday, November 29 for those who died in the loss of
Crossair flight LX 3597 last Saturday. The service will begin at
14:00, and will be open to the public. Swiss Deputy President Kaspar
Villiger will attend, as will representatives from government,
diplomatic emissaries from various countries and representatives of
the churches, Crossair and Swissair.
The service will be transmitted live to the Roman Catholic Church
of Christ the King (Christ-König-Kirche) in Kloten, where it will be
preceded by a 20-minute period of reflection and prayer. The service
will also be broadcast live to Lugano Airport (where it will be shown
in the Sala Aeroclub) and Geneva Airport (where it will be shown in
the IATA Centre).
Any media representatives who wish to attend the service in Basel
Cathedral are asked to communicate this to Crossair Corporate
Communications by fax or e-mail (see details below) by 12:30 on
Wednesday, November 28. No invitations will be sent; but all
registered media representatives will be issued a pink entry card on
arrival at the Cathedral with which they can proceed to their
reserved seats inside.
- TV signal: The broadcast signal will be provided exclusively and
free of charge by Crossair. No other TV cameras will be permitted
inside the Cathedral. Any TV stations wishing to carry the signal
are asked to contact Ms. Meg Zakowski of Condor Corporate (phone +41
1 256 1575) by 12:30 on Wednesday, November 28.
- Photography: Out of respect for the setting, the occasion and
the bereaved, photography inside Basel Cathedral will be restricted
to the Keystone agency (phone +41 1 466 9966) and the Peter Hauck
photo studio (phone +41 61 272 7343). Please contact either if you
require photographic material.
Note to editors:
- The above restrictions are being imposed out of respect for the
occasion and the privacy of the bereaved. We hope that we may count
on your understanding. Please note that the use of electronic
recording devices will also be prohibited.
- There is no parking available at Basel Cathedral, so please use
- We also ask you to exercise due respect and discretion towards
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