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Worldwide Specials in SWISS Business

Hong Kong from CHF 2499

Top destinations all over the globe at highly appealing prices! Book by 14 July 2014 for travel until 08 September 2014.

From Switzerland, e.g.:
Bangkok from CHF 2499
Beijing from CHF 1999
Dar es Salaam from CHF 2999
Delhi from CHF 2499
Dubai from CHF 1999
Hong Kong from CHF 2499
Johannesburg from CHF 2999
Mumbai from CHF 2499
Nairobi from CHF 2999
Sao Paulo from CHF 2499
Shanghai from CHF 2499
Tel Aviv from CHF 1499

Fare conditions Details
Fare conditions

Sales Period
Details
UNTIL 14JUL14
Fare conditions
Travel Period
Details
UNTIL 31AUG14
Fare conditions
Travel Complete Date
Details
08SEP14
Fare conditions
FBC
Details
PNNZ64SR
Fare conditions
Min. stay
Details
SU
Fare conditions
Max. stay
Details
1M

Valid for travel from ZRH, ZDH, GVA or LUG. Price may vary depending on point of departure.

North America Specials in SWISS Business

New York from CHF 3209

An unforgettable travel experience now available at a great price!

From Zurich and Basel, e.g.:
New York from CHF 3209
Tampa from CHF 3209
Montreal from CHF 3169

From Geneva, e.g.:
Boston from CHF 3009
New York from CHF 3259
Chicago from CHF 3409

Fare conditions Details
Fare conditions
Sales Period
Details
open
Fare conditions
Travel Period
Details
UNTIL 12AUG14
Fare conditions
FBC
Details
PNNSRW
Fare conditions
Min. stay
Details
3D/SU
Fare conditions
Max. stay
Details
3M
Fare conditions
ADVP
Details
14D

Valid for travel from ZRH, ZDH, GVA or LUG. Price may vary depending on point of departure.

Tariff news

Weekend and midweek fares to North America

SWISS is introducing weekend and midweek fares from Switzerland to North America in SWISS Economy. The new fare structure will come into effect on 7 July 2014.
The current fare structure in K,L,T,S,W,V and Q Class is replaced with corresponding “X” and “W” type fares (midweek ex.: SLXNCSRW and weekend ex.: SLWNCSRW indicator). “X” type fares are permitted MON through THU on each transatlantic sector while “W” type fares are CHF26 more and permitted FRI through SUN on each transatlantic sector only.

The new revised fare structure will apply to tickets issued from 7 July 2014 onwards for travel from Switzerland to North America. All tickets issued up until such time will be subject to the current fare provisions.

Example Boston with new fare structure

Fare Base Code ZRH/BSL GVA/LUG
Fare Base Code
LLXNNSRW
ZRH/BSL
593
GVA/LUG
409
Fare Base Code
LLWNNSRW
ZRH/BSL
619
GVA/LUG
435
Fare Base Code
TLXNNSRW
ZRH/BSL
653
GVA/LUG
469
Fare Base Code
TLWNNSRW
ZRH/BSL
679
GVA/LUG
495
Fare Base Code
SLXNCSRW
ZRH/BSL
733
GVA/LUG
549
Fare Base Code
SLWNCSRW
ZRH/BSL
759
GVA/LUG
575
Fare Base Code
WLXNCSRW
ZRH/BSL
853
GVA/LUG
669
Fare Base Code
WLWNCSRW
ZRH/BSL
879
GVA/LUG
695
Fare Base Code
VLXNCSRW
ZRH/BSL
993
GVA/LUG
809
Fare Base Code
VLWNCSRW
ZRH/BSL
1019
GVA/LUG
835
Fare Base Code
QLXRCSRW
ZRH/BSL
1153
GVA/LUG
969
Fare Base Code
QLWRCSRW
ZRH/BSL
1179
GVA/LUG
995
Fare Base Code
...
ZRH/BSL
...
GVA/LUG
...

Network news

SWISS teams up with Austrian to expand its Zurich-Lugano services

Sister Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines is to newly operate SWISS’s Zurich-Lugano services on the latter’s behalf using advanced Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft. The new service, which begins on 1 November, will remain at the present four daily frequencies; but the new Dash 8-Q400 equipment will offer 76 seats per flight, some 50% more than the aircraft currently used.

“Being ‘The Airline of Switzerland’, we attach great importance to providing strong air links between the Italian-speaking south of the country and Zurich, and from there on to the world’s other key centres,” says SWISS CEO Harry Hohmeister. “And we’re especially pleased here that, in Austrian Airlines, we have found such a sound and reliable partner to do so from within the Lufthansa Group.”

The flights will be operated by Tyrolean Airways, Austrian Airlines’ fully-owned subsidiary. The present wet-lease agreement under which the services concerned are provided by Darwin Airline (now known as Etihad Regional) expires at the end of October and will not be renewed.

Booking information

New regulations as of 01OCT14 regarding travelling with minors to/from South Africa

Effective travel date from 01OCT14, regardless of the time of booking all minors under 18 years of age travelling to and from South Africa have to present additional documents which were not previously needed. These new regulations apply to all travellers, regardless of their nationality. It is important to check the different requirements carefully as otherwise entry to or departure from South Africa will be refused.

All documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation issued by the authority in the country concerned. All documents must be original or copies certified as a true copy of the original.

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