Swiss will be offering two new flown European destinations from Zurich ’ Oslo and Lyon ’ in its 2009 summer schedules. Lyon will receive four daily flights operated by Avro RJ100 aircraft, complementing the existing road feeder services, while Oslo will enjoy a twice-daily service using Airbus A319 equipment as of June.
A new truck service to Denmark’s second largest airport, Billund (BLL), has also been introduced on February 1. This new destination is connected with 6 weekly truck frequencies from Copenhagen.
The new schedules bring innovations to Swiss services to Spain, too: the present four weekly flights on the Zurich-Valencia route will be increased to daily service from the start of the summer timetable period.
The present non-stop Zurich-Tripoli service is withdrawn; services between S’o Paulo and Santiago de Chile will now be operated by Swiss partner airlines. From 26 April onwards, Swiss will no longer be extending flights from Bangkok to Singapore: full cargo capacity will be available between Zurich and Bangkok and service to Singapore will be offered in cooperation with partner airlines.
Swiss will also be making temporary modifications to service frequencies on certain intercontinental routes in response to changed and changing demand: Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and Chicago will receive six weekly flights (instead of the present daily service) from the end of April to the beginning of July. Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai and Johannesburg will also receive one weekly flight fewer during the same period. ’’
The 2009 summer schedules enter into effect on 29 March and remain valid until 24 October.
OVERVIEW OF SCHEDULE INNOVATIONS IN THE NEW SUMMER TIMETABLE:
NEW: Zurich ’ Lyon: four daily from March 29 plus 5 weekly RFS connections NEW: Zurich ’ Oslo:’‘two daily from June NEW RFS destination: Copenhagen - Billund: six weekly from end of March
Zurich ’ Valencia: one daily from March 29 (instead of 4 weekly)
Zurich ’ Singapore: offered in cooperation with partner airlines from 26 April Zurich ’ Tripoli: discontinued Zurich ’ Los Angeles/Miami/Boston/Chicago: six weekly from the end of April to the beginning of July (instead of daily) Zurich ’ Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai and Johannesburg ‘ six weekly from the end of April to the beginning of July (instead of daily).