Travelport has announced that Swiss is the latest carrier to sign up to its innovative airline merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content and Branding. As such, its fares and ancillaries are now ready to search, sell and book through Travelport Smartpoint.
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.
Boeing, the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines have finalised an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $990 million at current list prices. This order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, follows SWISS’ 2013 order for six 777-300ERs, and will form the backbone of the Swiss flag-carrier’s long-haul fleet renewal.
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.