SWISS to operate own Airbus A340s on its Zurich-Newark route

30 March 2012

SWISS will be providing daily non-stop service between Zurich and Newark (for New York) using its own Airbus A340-300 equipment from 31 March. The new arrangement provides a total of 219 seats per flight in a three-class cabin configuration. SWISS thus now offers three daily non-stop connections between Zurich and New York.

By introducing its own Airbus A340-300 equipment for its Newark services, SWISS is increasing capacity by some 33% on its Zurich-New York route. The Newark flights concerned have also been rescheduled to improve connections to and from several other European markets via SWISS’s Zurich hub.

Flight LX 018 now leaves Zurich daily (instead of six times a week) at 17:30 and arrives in Newark at 20:20. Newark Airport is conveniently located for Southern Manhattan or destinations in New Jersey. The eastbound service departs from Newark at 22:00, enabling both business and leisure travellers to spend the whole day in New York before their air travel, and arrives in Zurich at 11:30 the following day.

Newark Airport also features a new departure gate with a more comfortable lounge for the use of SWISS First, HON Circle and SWISS Business customers prior to their departure. With its newly modified Newark service, SWISS now offers three daily non-stop flights between Zurich and New York: one to Newark and two to JFK.

SWISS is the only airline in Europe to provide a three-class product with an Economy, Business and First Class cabin on all its intercontinental flights. The advanced Business Class offers optimum sleeping comfort aloft: the two-metre-long bed is fully reclinable and also boasts an integrated massage function. As well as over 200 passengers, the SWISS Airbus A340-300 can carry some 18 tonnes of cargo per flight.