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SWISS supports the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017 as its official airline

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The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will take place from 6-19 February 2017 in St. Moritz, and SWISS will be represented as its official airline. Look forward to unforgettable moments in the air and on the ground. Make sure not to miss the impressive fly-pasts of our SWISS aircraft over the Engadine – just one of many highlights.

Our charming crews will assist at the official winner’s ceremony and ensure the contestant’s well-being at the SWISS Athletes Lounge. We’re also flying young talents from all over the world to St. Moritz, thus enabling the next generation of athletes to be a part of this spectacle. We are pleased to be a part of this winter fairy tale and to help take this huge international event to further heights.

photo credit: picture by Nicola Pitaro

Timetable News

2016/2017 winter schedules

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Boeing 777 to Miami and San Francisco
SWISS’s new long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, will be deployed for the first time on services between Zurich and Miami in the 2016/17 winter schedules. From 30 October onwards, the route will see one of its two Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday flights operated with Boeing 777-300ER equipment.The new Boeing 777-300ER will also be operated on SWISS’s Zurich-San Francisco route from 16 February 2017, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday frequencies. The further SWISS services to Miami and San Francisco will continue to be provided with Airbus A330-300 or Airbus A340-300 equipment.Services between Zurich and Singapore, which are currently provided using Boeing 777-300ER equipment three days a week, will become a daily Boeing 777 operation from 3 March 2017.

More frequencies on selected European routes
SWISS will also be raising its frequencies between Zurich and a number of cities in Europe this winter in response to increased demand. Hamburg receives four new weekly flights, Berlin two, Krakow two and Belgrade one. At the same time, services will be suspended for the winter period between Zurich and Zagreb, Sarajevo and Istanbul.

New scheduled service between Zurich, Sion and London
In a further innovation, SWISS will be offering a number of scheduled services between Zurich, Sion and London (City) from 4 to 25 February 2017. The new flights are being offered in response to the demand for attractive winter tourism connections.

More capacity from Geneva to Spain, Portugal and Italy
SWISS will be withdrawing its services on certain routes from Geneva as part of its ongoing endeavours to optimize its Geneva-based network. As a result, Lugano, Algiers and Skopje will no longer be served from Geneva from the 2016/17 winter schedules.On other routes from Geneva, however – to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia in Spain, to Lisbon in Portugal and to Rome and Florence in Italy – SWISS will be deploying bigger aircraft in the coming winter schedules. These services will be newly operated with Airbus A320-family and Avro RJ100 equipment.SWISS will serve 100 destinations (75 European and 25 intercontinental) in 44 countries in the 2016/17 winter timetable period. The new schedules are available in full at swiss.com.

Edelweiss expanding further
SWISS will also be offering services to vacation destinations all over the world this winter in collaboration with its partner airline Edelweiss. The Edelweiss winter schedules include more services to the Canary Islands: five weekly flights to Tenerife, four to Gran Canaria, and two each to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Seville will also newly receive two weekly flights in the winter period, too.

Lufthansa Group to serve new holiday destinations over winter
The airlines in the Lufthansa group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS – will be even a more attractive option for winter holidaymakers and business travellers this winter. As always, passengers can rely on the high standard of service, quality and reliability of the Lufthansa Group.In the forthcoming 2016/2017 winter flight timetable, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will offer its customers precisely 19,838 flights each week around the world. This winter, the Lufthansa Group airlines will link 255 destinations in 101 countries via its hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels, but also via many point-to-point routes. These services will be supplemented by more than 18,000 code-sharing flights with some 30 partner airlines, offering passengers a network which almost spans the globe. The winter flight timetables for the individual Group airlines apply from Sunday, 30 October 2016 to Saturday, 25 March 2017.

SWISS News

SWISS to take delivery of a tenth Boeing 777 and refurbish its Airbus A340 fleet

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In addition to its nine Boeing 777-300ERs which have already been delivered or are currently on order, SWISS is to receive a tenth such aircraft in 2018. The USD 330 million investment will create 40 new SWISS jobs. The ten new Boeing 777 aircraft are adding a total of 400 positions to the company’s cabin crew corps.

A new A340 cabin product and inflight entertainment system
SWISS will also be equipping its five remaining Airbus A340-300s with a new cabin product in all three seating classes. After the refurbishment the A340s will seat 223 passengers: eight in First Class, 47 in Business and 168 in Economy. The new First Class cabin will be closely modelled on that of the Boeing 777. The Business Class seats will be the Triple Seven model, while Economy Class will be given a new type of seat. The new inflight entertainment system will also be as used on the 777.

Inflight internet on all long-haul aircraft
Following its introduction on the new Boeing 777s, SWISS is now extending its ‘SWISS Connect’ internet connectivity facility to its Airbus A330-300s and A340-300s, too. The fourteen A330s will be equipped with the requisite Panasonic technology – eXConnect for the internet and eXPhone for telephony – between now and next spring. The five remaining A340s will be so equipped in 2018, as part of their cabin refurbishment.

SWISS News

Flight traffic at a glance

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On swiss.com, you can find the precise arrival and departure times, as well as the status of your flight within seconds. Now, you will also be informed about the gate number and the expected and actual take-off times for flights departing outside of Switzerland. You can also retrieve this information within the SWISS App.

Departure & arrival: swiss.com/flightinfo

Important information

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned on all SWISS flights

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SWISS extends its ban that prohibits the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board to all SWISS flights with immediate effect. The phone must not be carried on board, hand baggage or checked baggage. So all our passengers are requested not to take the phone on board. In other case boarding will be denied. This procedure is applied by all carriers within the Lufthansa Group (incl. Edelweiss).

Further information:
- Swiss International Air Lines does not offer any storage facilities at the airports.
- If passenger decides not to travel, refund policy as per respective fare type conditions apply.
- Complementary hotel accommodation will not be granted.
- The passengers will be informed via swiss.com and at the gate.