Inaugural business jet flight from Zurich to New York

17.01.2005

SWISS today introduced its new Boeing Business Jet service on the route between Zurich and New York / Newark. This attractive product is especially tailored to the needs of business travellers. The Boeing 737-800 in service on this route, which is operated by PrivatAir, can accommodate 56 passengers.

From today, Sunday, January 16, the Boeing Business Jet operates as flight LX 18/19 six times weekly in both directions between Zurich and New York / Newark. This service gives SWISS an attractive, competitive product that is specially designed to suit business travellers. A carefully selected schedule and swift boarding and deboarding are among its features.

With only 56 seats on board these flights, SWISS passengers can look forward to a distinctive club-like atmosphere. Other comfort-oriented elements are lie-flat seats and a generous seat pitch of 152 cm (60 inches). The inflight meal and beverage product corresponds to that offered in Swiss Business on long-haul flights.

PrivatAir operates the Boeing 737-800 on behalf of SWISS. The inflight product is designed by SWISS while the aircraft itself flies in PrivatAir livery. PrivatAir is responsible for aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance. SWISS looks after all commercial aspects such as fuel, handling, catering and all marketing activities. With 27 years of experience in the business aviation industry, PrivatAir, headquartered in Geneva, is the ideal partner for SWISS in this operation.

Schedule
LX018 12345-7 ZRH 16:45 EWR 20:15
LX019 12345-7 EWR 21:45 ZRH 11:30

The Airbus A330 hitherto used on the Zurich – New York / Newark route will no longer be deployed. Daily flights connecting Zurich and Geneva with New York JFK remain unchanged.