SWISS enhances services to Cameroon

1 February 2008

The SWISS long-haul route network will see a further innovation this summer. Douala will receive non-stop service to and from Zurich three times a week. Yaoundé will also enjoy a thrice-weekly service, via Douala. The revised and expanded flight pattern will substantially enhance SWISS services to Cameroon. While the new operation means the withdrawal of the present intermediate stop in Malabo, service will continue to be offered to Malabo on Lufthansa via Frankfurt. The 2008 summer schedules will also bring a new collaboration between SWISS and Contact Air, which will provide two Fokker 100 aircraft to join those already operated under a wet-lease agreement with Helvetic Airways. The new transports will be used on SWISS’s Zurich-based services to Warsaw, Venice and Stuttgart.

SWISS will offer its customers thrice-weekly non-stop service between Zurich and Douala from the start of the 2008 summer schedules. Douala has so far been served twice a week on a routing via Malabo; this intermediate landing is now being withdrawn. Service will also be enhanced on the Zurich-Yaoundé route, where the present weekly flight will be increased to three weekly frequencies, routed via Douala.
The new expanded services are a direct response to growing customer demand for more frequencies to Cameroon, and should substantially raise SWISS’s local market profile. Customers wishing to travel to Malabo will still be able to do so: Lufthansa will be offering three weekly services between Frankfurt and the capital of Equatorial Guinea from April 1 onwards, with convenient connecting flights to and from its Frankfurt hub. Lufthansa will also offer a weekly service to Luanda, Angola in its summer schedules. So all in all, the new service patterns should strengthen the Lufthansa Group’s presence and position in the African air travel market.

A new wet-lease partner
Contact Air, a regional Lufthansa partner, will assume operating responsibility for SWISS’s Zurich-Warsaw (thrice daily), Zurich-Venice (thrice daily) and Zurich-Stuttgart (six times weekly) services from April 1. The services will be operated using two Fokker 100 aircraft. The Fokker 100 has a capacity of 100 passengers. In Contact Air, SWISS has secured the services of an experienced partner to expand its present wet-lease arrangements. Wet-lease partner Helvetic Airways will be deploying three Fokker 100s on SWISS’s behalf in the 2008 summer schedules on services between Zurich and Budapest (thrice daily), Manchester (thrice daily), Birmingham (twice daily) and Brussels (one daily). And UK-based Flightline will be operating SWISS’s thrice-daily service between Zurich and Prague in the 2008 summer schedules under a further wet-lease agreement.

The innovations in brief

Intercontinental services

Route Flight No. Flight TIme Frequency
Route
Zurich – Douala
Flight No.
LX274
Flight TIme
12.30-17.55
Frequency
(three times weekly)
Route
Douala – Yaounde
Flight No.
LX274
Flight TIme
18.55-19.40
Frequency
(three times weekly)
Route
Yaounde – Douala
Flight No.
LX275
Flight TIme
21.00-21.45
Frequency
(three times weekly)
Route
Douala – Zurich
Flight No.
LX275
Flight TIme
22.55-06.25
Frequency
(three times weekly)

European services

SWISS flights operated by Contact Air

Route Flight No Flight Time Frequency
Route
Zurich – Warschau
Flight No
LX1342
Flight Time
07.15-09.10
Frequency
Daily
Route
Warschau – Zürich
Flight No
LX1343
Flight Time
09.45-11.50
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zurich – Warschau
Flight No
LX1348
Flight Time
12.05-14.00
Frequency
Daily
Route
Warschau – Zurich
Flight No
LX1349
Flight Time
14.35-16.40
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zurich – Warschau
Flight No
LX1352
Flight Time
17.15-19.10
Frequency
Daily
Route
Warschau – Zurich
Flight No
LX1353
Flight Time
19.45-21.50
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Venedig
Flight No
LX1660
Flight Time
07.35-08.40
Frequency
Daily
Route
Venedig – Zurich
Flight No
LX1661
Flight Time
09.40-10.55
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zurich – Venedig
Flight No
LX1664
Flight Time
17.40-18.45
Frequency
Daily
Route
Venedig – Zurich
Flight No
LX1665
Flight Time
20.25-21.30
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zurich – Stuttgart
Flight No
LX1178
Flight Time
22.40-23.20
Frequency
(six times weekly)
Route
Stuttgart – Zurich
Flight No
LX1179
Flight Time
06.00-06.40
Frequency
(six times weekly)

SWISS flights operated by Helvetic Airways

Route Flight No Flight Time Frequency
Route
Zurich – Budapest
Flight No
LX 2250
Flight Time
07.25-08.55
Frequency
Daily
Route
Budapest – Zurich
Flight No
LX 2251
Flight Time
09.50-11.30
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Budapest
Flight No
LX 2254
Flight Time
12.30-14.00
Frequency
Daily
Route
Budapest – Zürich
Flight No
LX 2255
Flight Time
14.45-16.25
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Budapest
Flight No
LX 2258
Flight Time
17.20-18.55
Frequency
Daily
Route
Budapest – Zürich
Flight No
LX 2259
Flight Time
19.50-21.25
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Manchester
Flight No
LX 390
Flight Time
07.10-08.05
Frequency
Daily
Route
Manchester– Zürich
Flight No
LX 391
Flight Time
08.40-11.45
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Manchester
Flight No
LX 394
Flight Time
12.10-13.05
Frequency
Daily
Route
Manchester– Zürich
Flight No
LX 395
Flight Time
13.40-16.40
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Manchester
Flight No
LX 380
Flight Time
17.15-18.10
Frequency
Daily
Route
Manchester– Zürich
Flight No
LX 381
Flight Time
18.45-21.45
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Birmingham
Flight No
LX 420
Flight Time
07.10-08.05
Frequency
Daily
Route
Birmingham– Zürich
Flight No
LX 421
Flight Time
08.40-11.40
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Birmingham
Flight No
LX 424
Flight Time
17.15-18.05
Frequency
Daily
Route
Birmingham– Zürich
Flight No
LX 425
Flight Time
18.40-21.35
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Brüssel
Flight No
LX 780
Flight Time
12.40-14.00
Frequency
Daily
Route
Brüssel– Zürich
Flight No
LX 781
Flight Time
15.00-16.20
Frequency
Daily

SWISS flights operated by Flightline

Route Flight No Flight Time Frequency
Route
Zürich – Prag
Flight No
LX 1484
Flight Time
07.30-08.50
Frequency
Daily
Route
Prag – Zürich
Flight No
LX 1485
Flight Time
09.50-11.15
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Prag
Flight No
LX 1486
Flight Time
12.45-14.10
Frequency
Daily
Route
Prag – Zürich
Flight No
LX 1487
Flight Time
14.45-16.10
Frequency
Daily
Route
Zürich – Prag
Flight No
LX 1498
Flight Time
17.35-18.55
Frequency
Daily
Route
Prag – Zürich
Flight No
LX 1499
Flight Time
19.45-21.10
Frequency
Daily