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 is continuing its programme of investment in its fleet, products and services under its ‘Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland’ strategy. In latest developments, the airline will be substantially enhancing the quality of its Business Class product.
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.
The Swiss management board and the executive committee of the Aeropers pilots’ association have agreed on the foundations of a new collective labour agreement. The new accord brings the simmering conflict between Swiss’s management and its Airbus pilots to an end. “With this agreement our Airbus pilots are making a valuable contribution to ensuring Swiss’s future,” stresses Aeropers president Rolf Odermatt.
SWISS will be adding eight new destinations to its Geneva-based network with the 2015 summer schedules. The additions will bring the airline’s Geneva network to 39 non-stop destinations. SWISS continues to develop its product and services for western Switzerland under its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy.
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 will be introducing a number of ground and inflight products from May onwards that are specifically designed to enhance the air travel experience for allergy sufferers. These innovations will include new alternative (lactose- and gluten-free) food and drinks, along with changes to the cabin interior.
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
Harry Hohmeister, chief executive, Swiss International Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the International Air Transport Association annual general meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
Swiss International Air Lines has launched its new daily non-stop service between Singapore and Zurich, Switzerland. The new service, LX 179 will take off from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 today, operated by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft.