SWISS announces new Zurich-Lyon service

7 January 2009

SWISS customers will soon enjoy non-stop connections between Zurich and Lyon. The new service of four daily frequencies will be introduced with the start of the 2009 summer schedules on 29 March, and will be operated using Avro RJ100 equipment.

While the general market situation remains less than favourable, SWISS is one of the few air carriers which are able to counter the present industry trend and add further destinations to their network for the 2009 summer schedules: Switzerland’s national airline will offer a new four-times-daily service between Zurich and Lyon from 29 March.

The new route further enhances the SWISS service product to and from France. Lyon joins Paris and Nice to become SWISS’s third French destination. The new flights will also offer customers from the Lyon area convenient connections in Zurich with SWISS’s other European services and its intercontinental network.

Located in the heart of the attractive Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is France’s second-biggest business centre, and is home to the branch operations of various Swiss companies. With its many cultural attractions, its appealing location and its fine culinary fare, the city also attracts large numbers of tourist visitors.

Following the addition of Lyon, SWISS will serve 77 destinations in its 2009 summer schedules, 47 of them in Europe.