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SWISS to Introduce New Services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

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.

SWISS will introduce a five-times-weekly non-stop service between Zurich and Osaka on 1 March 2020, making it the only airline to operate this route. Japan’s third-biggest city, Osaka joins Tokyo as SWISS’s second Japanese destination. The new service will be operated with Airbus A340-300 aircraft, which offer 223 seats.

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.

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