SWISS welcomes Lufthansa to Zurich’s Terminal 1

28.10.2005

Swift transfers, more destinations and greater travel comfort: customers will benefit from them all when Lufthansa joins SWISS in Terminal 1 at Zurich Airport. Under the new arrangement, all SWISS and Lufthansa flights will be handled at the same check-in desks from October 30 onwards: not only in Zurich, but in Geneva and Basel, too. SWISS and Lufthansa customers will also enjoy enhanced lounge access privileges.

Lufthansa customers departing from Zurich, who were previously served at the airport’s Terminal 2, will be checking in at any of the 32 desks and twelve self-check-in machines in Terminal 1 from the start of the new winter schedules on Sunday, October 30. And passengers from anywhere in Germany who are connecting onto an onward SWISS flight at the Zurich Airport hub can now transfer in just 35 minutes for European destinations and 40 minutes for points farther afield. Lufthansa customers will also benefit from the wide range of SWISS services available from Zurich: over 150 flights a day to 69 destinations in 41 countries. Connections between Switzerland and Germany will also be better than ever, with no fewer than 83 joint SWISS/Lufthansa services: 54 to and from Zurich, 16 for Geneva, ten for Basel and three for Bern.

The Zurich Airport hub

Customers with more time at their disposal can enjoy Zurich Airport’s extensive facilities, which include 116 shops along with 31 restaurants and bars offering some 3 600 seats. Passengers can also take full advantage of the four SWISS lounges that make any waiting time simply fly by. Business Class travellers, Swiss TravelClub Gold and Silver members and Miles & More Frequent Travellers and Senators have access at any time to the SWISS Business Lounges; and First Class passengers on any partner airline, Swiss Circle members and HON Circle members are also warmly invited to use the exclusive Swiss First and VIP lounge facilities. All in all, SWISS’s Zurich Airport lounges extend over 1 500 square metres and offer seating for some 350 guests. The privilege services available also include valet parking (for a fee) and the opportunity to check in up to 25 minutes prior to departure.