Strong start for SWISS at EuroAirport

13 April 2007

Ten destinations, attractive fares starting from CHF 99.- (with taxes and fees included) and daily connections for business travellers: This has been the SWISS product offer at EuroAirport since January 15. During the first 100 days flights have had an average seat load factor of 62.5 per cent. The increase in the number of flights operated (+28%) and the expanded product has enabled SWISS to clearly strengthen its position in the “TriRhena” region.

SWISS is expecting passenger figures for 2007 to double, in line with a 44 per cent increase in seat capacity offered. The new services SWISS introduced at EuroAirport in January have performed positively over the first three months, recording an average seat load factor of 69 per cent. In particular, the Barcelona, Prague and Budapest routes have generated higher-than-expected utilisation.

“SWISS has made a successful market debut with these new destinations,“ commented Harry Hohmeister, Chief Network & Distribution Officer. “The current seat load factor has surpassed our expectations. We are now striving to achieve long-term success. SWISS envisions a permanent commitment at EuroAirport.“

Non-stop return flights from EuroAirport are available from CHF 99.- with taxes and fees included in the price. SWISS passengers making same-day-return trips particularly benefit from the new non-stop services: by eliminating the need to change planes in Zurich on the outward or the return leg, the new flights substantially reduce the journey times involved.

SWISS destinations from EuroAirport

Previously

Route Frequency
Route
London City
Frequency
twice daily
Route
Brussels
Frequency
twice daily
Route
Amsterdam
Frequency
daily
Route
Zurich
Frequency
daily

Since January 15

Route Frequency
Route
Barcelona
Frequency
five times weekly
Route
Nice
Frequency
four times weekly
Route
Prag
Frequency
four times weekly
Route
Budapest
Frequency
four times weekly
Route
Manchester
Frequency
three times weekly
Route
Warschau
Frequency
three times weekly

In codeshare with Star Alliance partners

Route Frequency
Route
Dusseldorf
Frequency
up to twice daily
Route
Frankfurt
Frequency
four times daily
Route
Munich
Frequency
up to five times daily
Route
Vienna
Frequency
up to five times daily