SWISS offers more points and flights in its summer schedules

Zurich Airport, 11 March 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be further adjusting its range of services from Zurich and Geneva in its 2016 summer schedules. Alicante in Spain will receive scheduled service from Zurich, while the vacation destination of Lamezia Terme in Southern Italy will be served from Geneva. The new summer schedules will also see frequencies increased to various existing European and intercontinental destinations. And the new Boeing 777-300ER will be introduced onto a number of routes in the course of the summer timetable period. SWISS will serve 102 destinations in 46 countries in its new summer schedules, which come into effect at the end of March.

SWISS will offer a new thrice-weekly service from Zurich to Alicante on Spain’s Costa Brava in its new summer schedules. Three further weekly flights will also be added to the Zurich-Hamburg, Zurich-Berlin and Zurich-Krakow routes, bringing the last of these to daily operation. And Brindisi, Bari, Bilbao, Naples and Thessaloniki all receive an additional weekly Zurich flight.

On the long-haul network, SWISS will be gradually raising its frequencies to Boston. As a result, the self-styled “Hub of the Universe” will be served by up to two daily flights in the peak summer season.

New Boeing 777-300ERs for ultra-long-haul routes

Flights to a range of long-haul destinations will be switched to operation with the new Boeing 777-300ER in the course of the summer timetable period. SWISS’s new fleet flagship will be deployed on services between Zurich and Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Montreal, San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv.

New services from Geneva, too

SWISS’s Geneva-based network will see the new addition of Lamezia Terme in Southern Italy, which will receive a seasonal weekly flight from Geneva in July and August. Service on the Geneva-Valencia route will be raised to up to four weekly flights; and frequencies to Ajaccio, Biarritz and Calvi will also be increased. Services will also be intensified from Geneva to destinations in Portugal and on the Greek islands, in response to the generally higher demand on these routes in the summer months.

SWISS will serve 102 destinations (76 European and 26 intercontinental) in 46 countries in its 2016 summer schedules. The new summer timetable will be valid from 27 March to 29 October 2016.

Edelweiss to add Rio de Janeiro

SWISS will also be offering services to new vacation destinations in collaboration with its sister carrier Edelweiss in the 2016 summer timetable period. Edelweiss is further expanding its long-haul network, and will offer two weekly services to the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro from the end of April. Edelweiss will also be adding a further Canadian destination to its network: Calgary, the gateway to the Rockies, will be served twice weekly from Zurich from the end of May. Two further leisure destinations will also be added to Edelweiss’s short-haul network from June onwards: Seville (Spain) and Pula (Croatia), which each receive two weekly services. Flights to both will be bookable from 17 March.

The Lufthansa Group

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS – will be even more attractive this summer for business and leisure travellers alike. And, as always, customers can be assured of the top-notch service quality and reliability of the Lufthansa Group.

In the coming summer schedules, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will offer one of the most comprehensive networks of air services in the world, with over 23,140 weekly flights. Via their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels hubs, and also with numerous point-to-point connections, the Group’s airlines will serve 316 destinations in 101 countries (compared to 321 destinations in 103 countries in summer 2015).

This already-vast range of services will be further supplemented by over 18,000 codeshare flights offered in collaboration with some 30 partner airlines to provide Lufthansa Group customers with a virtually worldwide air travel network.

The summer schedules of all the member airlines of the Lufthansa Group are valid from Sunday 27 March to Saturday 29 October 2016.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s national airline, serving 102 destinations in 46 countries from Zurich and Geneva and carrying more than 16 million passengers a year with its 93-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and careintensive 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 grouping.