Swiss to expand its Zurich and Geneva services in Winter 2010/11
Monday 11, October 2010
Swiss International Air Lines will be adding further capacity to selected routes in its 2010/11 winter schedules. From Zurich SWISS will be offering additional frequencies to both European and intercontinental destinations.
In Europe these will include more daily flights to Stockholm, Valencia and Belgrade; and on the long-haul network Bangkok, Delhi and Mumbai will all enjoy new daily service. SWISS’s Geneva-based network will also be expanded with the addition of a new Madrid route and a third daily Barcelona flight.
SWISS will be further raising its capacity in response to market demand in its 2010/11 winter schedules. Compared to the prior-year period, European production will be increased by some six per cent, while the SWISS intercontinental network will see its capacity raised by around 15 per cent.
SWISS will thus operate some 130 flights a week more this winter than in the prior-year period, with a total of 2 894 weekly flights.
In its coming winter schedules, SWISS will serve 72 destinations (48 European and 24 intercontinental) in 39 countries with a fleet of 87 aircraft (including eight operated under wet-lease arrangements). More than 25 further points will be served from Zurich in collaboration with codeshare partners, and over 20 more destinations will receive non-stop service with Edelweiss Air.
Expansion in Europe
SWISS customers will enjoy a wider range of European services from Zurich with the coming winter schedules. A new daily lunchtime flight to Stockholm will be added from 17 December onwards, permitting morning, afternoon or evening arrivals in Sweden’s capital. Valencia also receives a further daily frequency, as does Belgrade. Both destinations will now enjoy twice-daily service. Thanks to its collaboration with Helvetic Airways, SWISS has also added Bari to its network.
The new daily codeshare service from Zurich was introduced on 6 September.
SWISS’s services between Geneva and Spain will see the addition of two new daily flights to Madrid from 17 December. A third daily service will also be added on the existing Geneva-Barcelona route. SWISS will serve eleven destinations from Geneva using its own aircraft in the winter schedules. A further 16 points will be served under codeshare arrangements with partner carriers, and one additional seasonal destination can be reached with Edelweiss Air.
SWISS will serve nine destinations with its own equipment and a further five under codeshare agreements from Basel in the 2010/2011 winter timetable period.
Further demand-driven adjustments on intercontinental routes
On the SWISS intercontinental network, Delhi receives two additional weekly frequencies and Mumbai gains a further weekly flight, establishing daily service to both of SWISS’s Indian destinations. Service between Zurich and Bangkok is expanded to daily with the addition of a further weekly flight. The Zurich-Shanghai route, meanwhile, will see its service reduced by one weekly frequency in the winter period. Four of SWISS’s 15 Airbus A340-300s will have been fitted with the new SWISS Business Class cabin by the start of the winter schedules, enabling the new product to be offered on services to San Francisco, Boston and Hong Kong.
Edelweiss Air and SWISS leisure services
Customers from Zurich have further choice for their leisure-travel activities, too, thanks to the close collaboration between SWISS and Edelweiss Air. The Edelweiss Air winter schedules will see the addition of new vacation destinations such as Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Mauritius. Service will also be offered to Goa, as it was last winter.
The winter timetable period runs from 31 October 2010 to 27 March 2011. Full details are available on SWISS.COM.
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