Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
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17 September 2003
SWISS will no longer operate flights to Washington D.C. once the winter timetable comes into effect on 26 October 2003. Despite its best efforts, SWISS has not been able to find a partner for the Zurich – Washington route following the announcement of its new route network last July. On the other hand, a reassessment of the Middle East market now means that flights to Jeddah will be maintained at a rate of 3 a week with the start of the winter timetable.
The newly revised route network will still allow SWISS to serve all the major business destinations throughout the world. In North America, SWISS now operates daily non-stop flights from Zurich to New York JFK (twice daily – including one non-stop flight from Geneva), New York Newark, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles and Montreal. As from 26 October 2003 (start of the winter timetable), a fleet of 79 aircraft will serve 71 destinations.
SWISS will be contacting any passengers who have already booked a flight to Washington departing after 25 October. Alternative fights will be arranged.
Contrary to what was originally announced, Jeddah will remain in the SWISS route network. When the winter timetable comes into effect, SWISS will operate three flights a week to this destination via Riyadh, thereby ensuring optimum coverage of the market in Saudi Arabia.