70 destinations worldwide for summer timetable period

23. March 2004

Swiss International Air Lines is consolidating its route network for the summer timetable period. The airline will serve 70 destinations worldwide, of which 42 are in Europe and 28 overseas. Manila and Buenos Aires are the only two cities that are no longer part of the route network. The summer timetable takes effect March 28, 2004.

SWISS will continue to serve those destinations that are most important to Switzerland. On the intercontinental front, SWISS will operate flights between Switzerland and 28 cities in 20 countries, while in Europe the number of cities served will be 42 in 22 countries. SWISS’s own route network is enhanced by non-stop codeshare flights operated by partner airlines between Switzerland and 14 additional destinations.

European services

The European route network remains unchanged, with the exception of Sion, a seasonal winter timetable destination. For key business travel destinations SWISS is focusing on operating flights at convenient times in the early and later part of the day.

SWISS will serve 40 destinations non-stop from Zurich and another 14 from Basel and 9 from Geneva. Our codeshare partners will complement our own route network, connecting Switzerland with ten additional cities (seven from Zurich and three from Geneva). Krakow is a new codeshare destination, served by Styrian Spirit six times weekly from Zurich. The codeshare service between Basel and Lisbon that was operated by Portugalia has been dropped.

From April 1, our partner Cirrus Airlines will operate four flights daily between Zurich and Lugano, maintaining this route as part of the SWISS network. (See media release of March 1).

Intercontinental services

SWISS offers non-stop flights from Zurich and Geneva to 28 intercontinental destinations. As communicated back on December 23, 2003, the days of operation and number of frequencies is subject to seasonal adjustment. No longer served as of the summer timetable are Buenos Aires and Manila, which were extensions of the Sao Paolo and Hong Kong flights respectively.

SWISS codeshare partners operate four intercontinental flights from Zurich and one from Geneva.

Codeshare

Under the partnership with British Airways all flights between Switzerland and London will be on a codeshare basis throughout the summer timetable period.

SWISS also offers codeshare flights to destinations in USA, Spain and Finland via the national gateways of partners American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair.

Timetable

The SWISS timetable is published in four languages with a print run of 205,000 copies. It is now available at sales points worldwide. The timetable can also be downloaded easily to a home or handheld computer and kept current via a monthly update.