SWISS product news
Three new SWISS Lounges in Dock E
Lean back and relax: Three new SWISS Lounges in Dock E
SWISS is introducing a new lounge concept in Dock E at its hub in Zürich, spanning over 3300m2 in size— right on time for the arrival of the new Boeing 777-300ER. Close to their gate of departure, our guests can sit back and relax while enjoying all the amenities of the new SWISS lounges.
Business and Senator Lounge: New zone concept
The novel zone concept is perfectly geared towards the needs of the passengers. Large, open spaces invite you to linger around, while the work zone offers several closable spaces to get some work done. Specially developed relax-chairs are ideal to relax. In the front-cooking-zone, cooks concoct fresh meals and the Senator Lounge hosts an impressive whisky bar, home to 120 varieties.
First Class Lounge: Everything you desire
The new SWISS First Lounge leaves no wishes unanswered. The lounge’s amenities include mini suites, a 5-star restaurant, an American diner, a VIP room that can be used as a conference room, two hotel rooms en suite, as well as showers. A wine collection boasting over 1000 bottles and a champagne bar are among the lounge’s highlights.
Picturesque views and glamorous interior
All lounge guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and the runways from the lounge’s terraces.
Sophisticated furniture from the Swiss design legends Vitra and de Sede, smoked oak floors and stone walls made of Jura-limestone make for a consistent look. That’s typically SWISS.
SWISS fleet news
SWISS receives its first Boeing 777-300ER
The first of the nine Boeing 777-300ERs which SWISS has ordered arrived at Zurich Airport on Friday January 29 at 09:14 following its delivery flight. The aircraft, which bears the registration HB-JNA, was welcomed with the loud applause of a large crowd of aviation fans and other keen spectators. The youngest – and biggest – member of the SWISS fleet was flown directly to Zurich from Boeing’s Everett Factory in the state of Washington in the USA. On board the flight, appropriately numbered LX 7771, were a delegation of the SWISS Management Board along with media representatives and further guests.
Official hangar presentation
In the afternoon, SWISS invited its top customers, politicians, representatives of the authorities, journalists and business partners to a first viewing of the new long-haul twinjet. In SWISS configuration, the Boeing 777-300ER offers 340 seats: eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy Class. The totally newly-designed cabin interior of the new SWISS fleet flagship offers top comfort and visual appeal in all three classes.
Boeing 777 passengers will also enjoy wireless internet connection in the air, the first time this has been offered on SWISS flights. The new “SWISS Connect” internet option offers a choice of three data packages costing between CHF 9 and CHF 39 to meet customers’ varying internet needs. SWISS First travellers will be offered a 50MB package on each flight, free of charge. As a further part of its new on-board internet facility, SWISS will also be offering an inflight phoning option (including SMS text messages and data transmission) using roaming technology for a trial one-year period.
Deployment on intercontinental routes
SWISS’s new Boeing 777-300ERs will gradually enter revenue service from the start of the 2016 summer schedules. They will largely be deployed on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Los Angeles, San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv.
Take a virtual tour through our new flagship.
New travel destinations, more flights
SWISS will fly to over 100 destinations in 48 countries in its summer timetable as from the end of March.
New offers from Zurich
Three flights weekly to Alicante on the Spanish Costa Blanca. Flights to Krakow will now run daily. There will be one additional flight to Brindisi, Bari, Bilbao, Naples and Thessaloniki. Flights to Boston will be increased gradually, up to twice daily during peak season in summer.
New seasonal travel destination during the summer months of July-August: weekly flights to Lamezia Terme.
Immigration regulations for Canada
Electronic Travel Authorization required as of 15 March
Canada's entry rules are changing, starting March 15, 2016. Citizens from visa-free countries will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before flying to or transiting through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens.
Most visitors flying to or transiting through Canada will need either a valid visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). In order to fly to or transit through Canada without a visa, the following requirements must be met:
- The traveller must be a national of a country that is visa-exempt
- The traveller must carry proper travel documents and identification for himself
and any accompanying children
- The traveller must have a valid Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Travellers will need an eTA before they can board their flights to Canada. Travellers are encouraged to apply for an eTA before booking their flights. It costs CAD 7 to apply. An eTA is valid for up to five years and allows repeated entries into Canada, provided your passport does not expire during this period.