SWISS to expand its Geneva-based network

26 October 2006

SWISS is to introduce a new daily service between Geneva and Prague on December 15. Services between Geneva and London City Airport will also be increased to six daily frequencies from the same date. With the introduction of the new flights, SWISS will offer direct service to 21 destinations from Geneva.

The new daily Geneva-Prague service will depart from Geneva at 11:40 on weekdays, arriving in the Czech capital at 13:25. The westbound flight will leave Prague at 13:55 and arrive in Geneva at 15:35. Services at the weekend will operate to different schedules. All flights will be operated using Avro RJ100 equipment.

SWISS service on the Geneva-London City route is to be increased from four to six daily flights. The main innovation here will be a late-evening Geneva-London frequency which will return the following morning, enabling UK-based travellers to arrive in Geneva as early as 09:30.

As a result of its recent resizing, SWISS is now recording black-ink operating results for its Geneva-based network. The company is now building on this foundation, and taking advantage of an increase in the availability of its regional aircraft fleet, to open the new Prague route and raise its Geneva-London City capacity by a further 33%.

Other timetable adjustments The introduction of the new services will entail certain changes to other existing schedules. Service to Malaga will be reduced from twice to once a week; and modifications will also be made to the Geneva-Zurich shuttle. The present morning service which departs from Geneva at 06:35 will be moved to an evening departure at 19:00. In a further change, all Geneva-Zurich shuttle services will now be operated by Airbus A320-family aircraft except the first morning flight from Geneva and the last evening departure from Zurich.

With the introduction of the new flights, SWISS will offer direct service to 21 destinations from Geneva. Eight of these will be served by SWISS aircraft, while the flights on the other 13 routes will be operated by partner airlines under codeshare agreements.