SWISS has terminated its bank loan facility guaranteed by the Swiss Confederation before the end of the term. At the same time, the company has secured the jobs of a large part of its Swiss-based workforce and kept Switzerland connected with the world throughout the pandemic.
SWISS now offers Business Class travellers on its long-haul services the option of pre-selecting their inflight meal online free of charge ahead of their departure. In addition to the main dishes featured under the familiar ‘SWISS Taste of Switzerland’ programme, customers have four further meals to choose from on long-haul flights from Switzerland. The pre-orders can be placed up to 36 hours before the flight’s scheduled departure.
Star Alliance has launched biometric face field recognition at Hamburg Airport. The new service will allow participating passengers from Austrian, SWISS and Lufthansa to pass through security and boarding contactless and quick.
There are growing fears of a Russian invasion, with British prime minister Boris Johnson suggesting Russia was preparing the largest miliary operation in Europe since the of WWII.
London City Airport has welcomed the restoration of connections to Zürich, with Swiss to resume flying twice weekly to Switzerland’s largest city from today.
Some CHF1.275 billion will go directly for the two airlines, Swiss and Edelweiss, while up to CHF600 million will be allocated to other companies vital to the functioning of the sector.
Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo planes ordered by the carrier.
Swiss International Air Lines will introduce a new premium economy class on its long-haul aircraft fleet in the spring of 2021.
The first Swiss Airbus A340 with a completely refurbished interior in all three seating cabins took off from Zurich earlier on its first revenue flight.
Swiss is to further expand its Zurich-based network, adding new non-stop services to Gdansk, Poland, and Heringsdorf, Germany, in its 2019 summer schedules.