Swiss is planning to further expand its range of air services from Zurich and Geneva in the coming summer schedules. San Francisco will newly receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from Zurich from April 22nd onwards.
Swiss is entering a new era in its long-haul aircraft fleet with the arrival of the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs next January. The new twinjets will seat 340 passengers in Swiss configuration. They will also offer a new state-of-the-art cabin in all three classes, which will include Wi-Fi.
SWISS will receive the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs next January. The ‘Triple Sevens’ will be deployed on routes to and from Asia, South America and the US West Coast from the 2016 summer schedules onwards.
Swiss has unveiled further details of its new Bombardier C-Series aircraft fleet, which it is acquiring for its European short- and medium-haul network. The attractive cabin interior and innovative new passenger seat were presented during the first visit to Zurich of the state-of-the-art new twinjet, of which Swiss is launching customer.
Swiss International Air Lines will be offering a new service connection between Dublin and Geneva from the June 26th 2015 onwards. Swiss will operate four weekly flights to Geneva, with the flights marking a further step in the airline’s steady development of its services to western Switzerland.
Swiss International Air Lines’ annual passenger numbers exceeded 16 million for the first time last year. All in all, some 16,169,411 passengers were transported, a 1.3 per cent increase on the 15,968,833 of 2013. The result was achieved with 1.6 per cent fewer flights, too: 144,116, compared to the 146,436 of the previous year.
SWISS formally moved into the recently reopened Terminal 2 at London’s Heathrow Airport earlier. In doing so, the carrier joins its 22 fellow Star Alliance member airlines in the totally rebuilt facility, which is also known as The Queen’s Terminal in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
At the 2014 World Travel Awards, Swiss was selected as winner of the Europe’s Leading Airline -Business Class accolade for the fourth consecutive time. The award is voted for by travel and tourism industry experts from all over the globe. Swiss has now claimed top spot in this category six times since 2005.
Amadeus and Swiss International Air Lines, Switzerland’s flag carrier, today announce a long-term strategic agreement that will see the airline adopt the core modules of the Amadeus Altéa Suite, in order to enhance its reservation, inventory and departure control processes. By migrating to Amadeus’ fully integrated PSS solution, SWISS will also benefit from more streamlined access to accurate passenger and flight data, as other Group member carriers Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and Austrian Airlines have already implemented Amadeus’ Altéa technology.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) transported 15,968,833 passengers systemwide in 2013 – a 0.9% increase on the previous year (2012: 15,819,558). Total available-seat-kilometre (ASK) capacity for the year was raised 3.7%; and the increase was fully absorbed by the growth in traffic volume, which was up 4.7% in revenue-passenger-kilometre (RPK) terms