According to an announcement, SWISS will introduce service to 22 new destinations from its Zurich hub with the start of the 2015 summer schedules on 29 March. Many of the new points will strengthen SWISS’s non-stop services to and from neighboring countries: Leipzig and Dresden in Germany, Toulouse in France and Graz in Austria. And for Italy the seasonal service to Palermo introduced in 2014 becomes a year-round affair, while Bari, Naples and Brindisi are also added to the network.
The new points from Zurich further include a number of vacation destinations such as Thessaloniki, Izmir, Malta, Bilbao and Porto. City-break seekers will be pleased to see the addition of Gothenburg, Helsinki, Santiago de Compostela and Riga. And Ljubljana, Krakow, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb provide further new travel potential. SWISS will also be increasing its frequencies on a number of existing routes from Zurich – to Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Stockholm and Valencia – for the coming summer months.
On its intercontinental network SWISS will be raising its frequencies between Zurich and San Francisco to 13 weekly flights – almost two a day – in the July and August peak summer season.
Expansion from Geneva
SWISS will also be expanding its Geneva-based network from the start of the summer schedules, with year-round service to six new destinations. Florence receives four new weekly services, while Valencia, Sarajevo and Skopje will each have two weekly flights. Algiers and Dublin will also receive new non-stop service from Geneva.
The range of SWISS services from Geneva is further supplemented by a number of attractive seasonal destinations: Biarritz, Calvi, Palermo, Thessaloniki and Zakynthos will all be served in Summer 2015. The expansions further strengthen SWISS’s presence in Western Switzerland, and extend its Geneva-based network to 42 destinations.
More Edelweiss frequencies
Various leisure destinations all over the world will be served by SWISS in partnership with its sister carrier Edelweiss Air in Summer 2015. In addition to such popular long-haul destinations as Havana, Vancouver and Las Vegas, frequencies will also be increased to a number of European beach-holiday resorts: Antalya, Larnaca, Olbia, Split and Ibiza all receive more frequencies, while Faro and Catania will join the network as early as next month. In addition, Podgorica and Kerkyra (Corfu) will be added to the network.
The new routes bring the SWISS network to 106 destinations (80 in Europe and 26 farther afield) in 49 countries. The 2015 summer schedules will be in effect from 29 March to 24 October.