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Swiss International Air Lines will be expanding its services and capacities to Asia and North America in its 2013 summer schedules. The airline’s Asian route network will be enlarged with the addition of a new daily non-stop flight between Zurich and Singapore from mid-May. In addition, the existing Zurich-Beijing and Zurich-Newark services will be switched from Airbus A340 to Airbus A330 operation, providing greater capacity. SWISS’s European networks from Zurich and Geneva will also be selectively expanded to meet the corresponding seasonal demand.
More services from Zurich
SWISS will be expanding its range of services to and from Asia during the 2013 summer timetable period. From 12 May onwards the airline will offer a new daily non-stop flight between Zurich and Singapore. The new route will be operated with Airbus A340-300 equipment providing 219 seats in a three-class cabin configuration. Singapore is SWISS’s eighth Asian destination from its Zurich hub.
The airline will also be increasing the capacity on its Zurich-Beijing services from the start of the summer schedules by switching these flights from Airbus A340 to A330 operation. Additional capacity will also be offered to and from North America from the end of March, when the equipment used on the Zurich-Newark service is also switched to an Airbus A330 with 236 seats. And, as in 2012, the frequencies on SWISS’s Zurich-Chicago route will be raised from a daily service to eleven flights a week from June onwards.
SWISS is also making selective adjustments to its European services from Zurich in its summer schedules in response to seasonal demand. These will see frequencies increased to various popular leisure destinations, especially in Southern Europe. The airline will add a further daily flight to its Zurich-Lisbon route from April onwards. And two new destinations, Olbia and Catania, will join the network from July to August. Olbia receives two weekly services, while Catania will be served with one weekly flight. SWISS will also be expanding its Zurich-Barcelona service from 28 to 32 flights a week over the same July-to-August period, while services on the Zurich-Dublin route will be increased from seven to nine weekly flights.
Seasonal service expansion for Geneva, too
SWISS will also be expanding its range of services from Geneva to a total of 15 destinations in its 2013 summer schedules in response to seasonal demand. The two new destinations of Olbia and Catania will be added to the Geneva-based network from May onwards, each receiving twice-weekly service. Frequencies will also be increased from May on the Geneva-Malaga route (to four weekly services) and the Geneva-Palma de Mallorca route (to five weekly flights). And a further point will be added to Geneva’s destination portfolio at the end of June: Porto, which will receive twice-weekly service until the beginning of September.
73 destinations in 39 countries
The SWISS route network will extend to 49 European and 24 intercontinental destinations in the airline’s 2013 summer schedules, or a total of 73 destinations in 39 countries. The services will be provided by a fleet of 92 aircraft (including five aircraft operated under wet-lease arrangements).
Edelweiss Air / SWISS leisure flights
SWISS will also be providing further summer air services to attractive leisure destinations all over the world with its partner Edelweiss Air. From Zurich, the new services introduced last summer to Tampa Bay and Vancouver will be offered once again. Weekly services will also be provided from Zurich to various other destinations including Male and Punta Cana. Geneva-based customers will be offered weekly services to Heraklion, Kos, Larnaca and Rhodes.
In a further extension of the partners’ collaboration, one of SWISS’s three daily Zurich-New York flights will be operated by Edelweiss Air from the end of March onwards. SWISS’s sister carrier will be performing these flights using a SWISS Airbus A330-300 featuring SWISS’s usual three-class product.
The summer timetable period runs from 31 March to 26 October. Full details of SWISS’s summer schedules are available on swiss.com.