New SWISS and Edelweiss destinations in Summer 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will commence scheduled service to Alicante in March of next year. SWISS’s sister airline Edelweiss is also expanding its network, and will add Calgary and Rio de Janeiro to its range of destinations in the 2016 summer timetable period.

13 November 2015

SWISS will be adding Alicante to its network in its 2016 summer schedules. The port city on Spain’s Costa Blanca will receive thrice-weekly service from Zurich (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) from March onwards. Alicante lies at the heart of a key tourist region. Its airport is around ten kilometres from the city centre. The flights will be operated with Airbus A320 equipment.

The new Zurich-Alicante flights are bookable now. The flying time is around two hours and 15 minutes.

New Edelweiss destinations

There will be network innovations next spring at Edelweiss, too. SWISS’s sister carrier will be adding Calgary and Rio de Janeiro to its intercontinental network in its 2016 summer schedules.

Calgary, which is Canada’s fourth-largest city, will be served twice weekly (on Thursdays and Sundays) from Zurich from the end of May 2016. The flying time is ten hours. Rio de Janeiro will also receive twice-weekly non-stop Edelweiss service (on Mondays and Fridays) from Zurich from the end of April 2016. The flying time here is 12 hours.

Both destinations will be served with Airbus A330 equipment, and flights on both routes can be booked now.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s national airline, serving 105 destinations in 49 countries from Zurich and Geneva and carrying over 16 million passengers a year with its 94-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries. As “The Airline of Switzerland”, SWISS embodies the country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of some 8,250 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income of CHF 5.2 billion in 2014. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.