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The new European fares

More choice for your customers – with the new European fares

Light, Classic and Flex – as we have already announced Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS are introducing new fare options on European routes. The advantage is that your customers will always be able to choose the exact fare that best meets their needs and only pay for the services they actually want to use – at attractive prices:

  • The affordable Light fare including carry-on baggage can already be booked for as little as CHF 99* from Zurich to Riga and CHF 79* from Geneva to Madrid, for example
  • The Classic fare with many services included starts at CHF 149* from Zurich to Riga and at CHF 129* from Geneva to Madrid, for example
  • The extra charge for the Flex fare depends on the route and costs generally between CHF 30 and CHF 100 one-way
  • The comfortable Business Class can be booked for as little as CHF 369* from Zurich to Riga and CHF 409* from Geneva to Madrid, for exampleand offers your customers complete flexibility, as all Business Class fares can be rebooked and cancelled free of charge

Additionally, in all Economy Class fares lots of services can be booked individually, from a first piece of checked baggage in the Light fare to a seat with extra legroom in all fares.**
With the introduction of the new fares in Europe SWISS will introduce a new SWISS Choice Service to further meet the customer’s needs. From now on, your clients have the option to purchase and additional item of baggage in advance on all SWISS flights worldwide.

The new Europe fares in detail

It starts now: for SWISS flights you can book the new Europe fare options for your customers now. Austrian and Lufthansa flights are then available in summer for travel from 1 October 2015.

* Fare example for a return flight per person from ZRH or GVA. Prices may vary depending on point of departure. Prices shown include fare, airport taxes and international surcharge. Optional payment charge may apply. Seats are limited. Special conditions apply. Subject to change.

** Free of charge for HON Circle Members and Senators travelling on Classic and Flex fares.

Agency Support Switzerland

No charges for enquiries concerning the new European fare structure until the end of the year

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Until 31 December 2015, Swiss Agency Support will not charge for information on the new concept and possible combinations within the LHG for enquiries concerning the new European fare structure or the additional services Advanced Seat Reservation, Additional Baggage and Comfort Package.

SWISS invests in GDS solutions

SWISS Branded Fare products now available for GDS merchandising platforms

Travel agents can now access SWISS products in their normal workflow through any GDS. In addition, SWISS invests in GDS technology and in branded fares solutions for the trade for the following GDS merchandising platforms:

-Amadeus Fare Families
-Travelport Rich Content and Branding

With the measures taken by SWISS the agent can access the full range of SWISS products in a consolidated and integrated working environment. Graphic elements and additional information will help travel experts in making the best informed choice for their clients.

Both platforms are live as of today.

International Surcharge

SWISS to lower its international surcharge to/from Europe

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SWISS is lowering its international surcharge on flights from Switzerland to destinations in Europe by 10% in Economy Class and by 15% in Business class. The international surcharge on a round-trip ticket will in future be CHF 40 instead of CHF 44 in Economy, and CHF 45 instead of CHF 53 in Business.

SWISS Groups

More flexibility for groups in Europe

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With the introduction of the new EU Fare concept groups have the choice between the “Light” and “Classic” offer in SWISS Economy or the award winning SWISS Business product. Group bookings can be rebooked free of charge until ticket issuance irrespective of the chosen offer, within the same fare category, provided the same price is still available. For this reason the “Flex” offer does not represent a real benefit for groups and henceforth does not exist for group bookings. First bag and additional bags can be purchased via swiss.com or via GDS for individual passengers booked in a group PNR. The group seating policy is adjusted to the new EU fare concept andthus the new rules also apply for groups. For Light fares, customers can purchase ASR; for Classic and Business fares, the standard individual seating is included. Group seating is therefore no longer offered on EU routings.

Edelweiss Business Class Special

Las Vegas from CHF 2529

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of a kind – and so is Edelweiss Business Class. Let your customers discover both – at a highly attractive price.

From Switzerland in Business Class:
Las Vegas from CHF 2529

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until 30JUN15
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15JUN15 – 30APR16
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14D
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PNNZSRW
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3M

Valid for travel from ZRH, ZDH, GVA or LUG. Prices may vary depending on point of departure. Prices shown includes fare, airport taxes and international surcharge. Optional payment charge may apply. Seats are limited. Special conditions apply. Subject to change.