SWISS to serve London City from Basel

11. June 2004

Swiss International Air Lines will serve London City Airport from Basel from August 30. The flights to and from City Airport, which is conveniently close to London’s central business district, will be operated thrice daily on weekdays and daily at the weekend using Saab 2000 equipment. The current Basel – London (Heathrow) services will be withdrawn from the start of the 2004/05 winter schedules.

Travellers between Basel and London will again enjoy direct service to and from the latter’s popular City Airport. SWISS will be introducing a new thrice-daily weekday service on the route on August 30, offering attractive early-morning and late-evening frequencies for the business travel community along with a midday flight. Weekend services on the route will consist of a Saturday morning and a Sunday evening flight in each direction, catering for the needs of weekend-break travellers.

City Airport is within easy reach of all key parts of London. The Canary Wharf financial district is just five to ten minutes away, the City banking quarter is a 15-to-20-minute journey, and the West End shopping and entertainment district is only 25 to 30 minutes away. Passengers using the airport also appreciate the short distances to and from the gates and the generous check-in deadlines.

The planned Basel – London City service pattern from August 30:-

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LX482BSL-LCY 1230-1310 12345--
LX486BSL-LCY 1815-1855 12345-7

The planned London City – Basel service pattern from August 30:-

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LX483LCY-BSL 1340-1620 12345--
LX487LCY-BSL 1925-2205 12345-7