SWISS to serve five new destinations in Summer 2017

17 November 2016

SWISS will be expanding its Zurich-based European route network in the 2017 summer schedules with the addition of five attractive new destinations: Bergen (Norway), Cork (Ireland), Figari (Corsica), Niš (Serbia) and Sylt (Germany).

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.

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 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 8,564 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income of CHF 5 billion in 2015. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline grouping.