SWISS to serve five news destinations in Summer 2017
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be adding five new seasonal destinations to its network in the 2017 summer schedules.For the first time ever, SWISS customers will be able to fly from Zurich to Bergen, Norway’s second-biggest city and the starting point of the Hurtigruten shipping service along the Norwegian coast. Nature lovers with a preference for active vacations, meanwhile, can take advantage of new non-stop SWISS service to Cork in Southern Ireland, the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Also new to the SWISS network next summer will be the popular North Sea island of Sylt and Figari on Corsica, both of which offer fabulous beaches along with a wide range of water sports and rest and relaxation opportunities. The new additions are completed by Niš in Southern Serbia, which will further supplement SWISS and Edelweiss’s already-extensive Balkan route network.
Bergen, Cork and Sylt will receive weekly service from June 2017 onwards and twice-weekly service during the peak holiday season of July and August. Figari (from July) and Niš (from April) will also be served by two weekly flights.All the new services can be booked with immediate effect.
Service with new Bombardier C Series aircraft
SWISS plans to operate its new Bergen, Cork, Figari and Sylt services with its advanced new Bombardier C Series short- and medium-haul twinjet. SWISS is the first operator in the world of this totally newly-developed aircraft, which sets new industry benchmarks in inflight comfort, operating economics and environmental terms.
Fares in Europe
Faster with Economy Flex thanks to Security Fast Lanes
With an Economy Flex fare you can now use the Security Fast Lanes at all airports in Germany – thus passing the security check faster. This applies to all flights operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS.
SWISS offers new codeshare services to Australia and New Zealand
SWISS customers can now travel to Canberra on a new codeshare service operated by Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines also offers onward connections from the Australian capital to Wellington in New Zealand. And frequencies are to be increased on the existing codeshare routes to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, which were introduced last April.
Travellers to these destinations can fly SWISS from Zurich to Singapore and then transfer seamlessly onto their connecting Singapore Airlines flight with its SWISS flight number. Baggage checked-in in Zurich will be checked right through to the traveller’s final codeshare destination. Customers on these flights can also earn or redeem miles with the corresponding partner airline under Miles & More and the further Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes.
The new destinations form a further part of the commercial joint venture between the Lufthansa Group and Singapore Airlines which was concluded in November 2015 to offer customers of all the airlines concerned more connections and more destinations.