Air transport – Swiss expands its winter destinations

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The national carrier, which was counting on a flight program representing 50% of that of last year because of the pandemic, has revised its forecasts upwards.

Swiss intends to offer 85% of the destinations in its initial program.

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The Swiss airline is going to expand its flight schedule from Zurich and Geneva, in anticipation of the winter season, and intends to offer 85% of the destinations in its initial schedule.

But given the travel restrictions and health measures imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the national carrier will only be able to offer a maximum of 30% to 40% of last year’s program, he said. announced Tuesday in a press release.

Until now, Swiss had counted on a flight program representing 50% of that of last year.

“Traffic volume”

“The flight program initially planned had to be considerably reduced and the volume of traffic expected for October should not be reached until the end of winter”, underlined the subsidiary of the German group Lufthansa.

Swiss, which has just announced the departure of its managing director Thomas Klühr, plans to offer 67 flights from Zurich and 21 from Geneva. For long-haul flights, services to Boston, Los Angeles and Miami, as well as New Delhi, Johannesburg and Dubai are planned. Muscat must be joined from Zurich by Edelweiss.

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