SWISS teams up with US Airways to Philadelphia

18 April 2008

SWISS and US Airways have concluded a new codeshare agreement that will offer both partners’ customers an even wider selection of air destinations. SWISS travellers will be able to fly from Zurich to Philadelphia on US Airways-operated flights from April 26 onwards; and US Airways customers will have onward connections from Zurich operated by SWISS to ten new European destinations.

Star Alliance partners SWISS and US Airways are intensifying their collaboration with a new codeshare agreement that offers sizeable further benefits to both partners’ customers. SWISS customers will have a new daily service between Zurich and Philadelphia (operated by US Airways) from April 26. As on all Star Alliance airlines, Miles & More members will be able to earn and redeem programme miles on these flights. “This new codeshare agreement enables us to further expand our attractive range of services to the USA for our customers,” says Harry Hohmeister, SWISS Chief Network & Distribution Officer. “And our new route should also help us further strengthen our presence and position in the vital US market.”

US Airways also becomes SWISS’s codeshare partner on services to ten destinations in Europe. The customers of the USA’s fifth-biggest airline will thus enjoy SWISS-operated onward connections from Zurich to Athens, Bucharest, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Hanover, Luxembourg, Nice, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Vienna.

The new SWISS transatlantic service:Zurich – Philadelphia LX 4380 10:25 -13:30 operated by US AirwaysPhiladelphia – Zurich LX 4381 18:20 - 08:25+ operated by US Airways+ the following day