Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) recently announced that Osaka in Japan and Washington, D.C. in the United States will be added to its long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, from March 2020.
The airline announced the expansion of its services in view of the coming delivery of two further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. As a result of their arrival, SWISS will be adding the two destinations – Osaka and Washington, D.C. – to its Zurich-based long-haul route network, and will be switching two existing destinations – Tokyo and Miami – to service with the Boeing 777-300ER, the largest aircraft in its long-haul fleet.
Non-stop to Osaka and Washington, D.C.
From 29 March 2020, SWISS will provide daily services to Washington, D.C. with Airbus A330-300 aircraft seating 236 passengers. The new flights will bring service on the Zurich-Washington, D.C. route to 14 weekly frequencies provided by SWISS and its joint-venture partner United Airlines.
The new destinations are bookable on swiss.com and through all further booking channels and outlets.
New destinations for the Boeing 777-300ER
SWISS’ two new Boeing 777-300ERs will be put into service in the first quarter of 2020. The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to all-Boeing 777-300ER service from Summer 2020.
¨The larger-capacity Boeing 777-300ERs are being introduced on both routes in response to the substantial customer demand in both passenger and cargo terms,” SWISS said in an announcement.