SWISS and American Airlines strengthen partnership

25. August 2004

Alliance partners SWISS and American Airlines have agreed to more closely co-ordinate their Zurich – New York JFK schedule for greater passenger convenience. From the start of the winter timetable on October 31, SWISS’ and American Airlines’ services will be re-timed to offer greater choice and flexibility for customers travelling between New York JFK and Zurich, as well as to points beyond within Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Passengers arriving at New York JFK will also be able to benefit from conveniently timed connections to all major US cities.

The new schedule in detail:

LX16 / AA6202Zurich - New York JFK 1000-1300 1234567

AA65 / LX3000Zurich - New York JFK 1300-1605 1234567

LX17 / AA6203New York JFK – Zurich1830-0815+1234567

AA64/ LX3001New York JFK – Zurich2100-1035+1234567

Times for the other SWISS flights between Switzerland and New York (Geneva – New York JFK and Zurich – New York Newark, the latter to be served by Boeing Business Jet in an all business class configuration from 16 January 2005) remain unchanged.

This schedule change is a further example of the close collaboration between SWISS and American Airlines. As strategic partners they are working continuously to harmonise their route networks, products and services in order to make the travel experience for their customers as comfortable and time-efficient as possible. Members of their respective frequent flyer programmes, Swiss TravelClub and AAdvantage, can earn and redeem miles on the two airlines‘ combined route networks. Their comprehensive codeshare agreement has enabled SWISS and American Airlines to develop an effective global route network that comprises dozens of destinations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.