04.08.2019

SWISS to introduce new services to Washington, D.C

  • Osaka, Japan also a new destination for airline
  • SWISS to increase capacity to Miami and Tokyo with larger aircraft in 2020

SWISS will modify and expand its services in anticipation of the coming delivery of two additional Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. Washington, D.C. (USA) and Osaka (Japan) will be added to the SWISS long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, beginning March 2020. The Japanese capital of Tokyo will be served daily with a Boeing 777-300ER beginning February 2020. The aircraft will also be deployed on Zurich-Miami flights from Summer 2020, providing the route with year-round Boeing 777-300ER service.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will place two further Boeing 777-300ERs into service in the first quarter of 2020. The aircraft were ordered in May 2018. As a result of their arrival, SWISS will be adding two further destinations –Washington, D.C. and Osaka – to its Zurich-based, long-haul route network, and will be adding more capacity on two existing destinations –Miami and Tokyo – to service with the Boeing 777-300ER, the largest aircraft in its long-haul fleet.

Non-stop from Zurich to Washington D.C.

SWISS will provide daily services to Washington, D.C. beginning March 29, 2020. The route will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft seating 236 passengers. The new flight 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 Zurich – DC route is an important one for The Lufthansa Group to undertake. Now Washingtonians will be able to enjoy the premium travel experience that SWISS offers its customers, including its award-winning “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” inflight culinary program, as well as the airline’s state-of-the-art aircraft,” said Frank Naeve, Vice President of Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group.

Known as the “Airline of Switzerland,” SWISS serves over 100 destinations in 44 countries on five continents from its world-renowned Zurich hub, as well as European connections from Geneva and Lugano.

Non-stop from Zurich to Osaka

SWISS will also introduce a five-times-weekly non-stop service between Zurich and Osaka on March 1, 2020, making it the only airline to operate this route. Osaka joins Tokyo as SWISS’s second Japanese destination. The new service will be operated with an Airbus A340-300 aircraft, which offers 223 seats and provides SWISS customers convenient and streamlined connectivity via the Zurich Hub.

The new destinations can be booked on swiss.com and on all further booking channels and outlets from August 7th onwards.

New destinations for the Boeing 777-300ER

SWISS will also be extending services with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to routes which are currently operated using smaller Airbus A330 and A340 equipment. 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.

Timetable details (all times local):

Winter 2019/2020
Zurich Osaka LX 162 13:00–08:45 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Osaka Zurich LX 163 11:00–16:00 Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun
Summer 2020
Zurich Osaka LX 162 13:00–07:50 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Osaka Zurich LX 163 10:05–15:45 Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun
Zurich Washington, D.C. LX 70 13:45–17:00 Daily
Washington, D.C. Zurich LX 71 20:35–10:40 Daily

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is The Airline of Switzerland, serving over 100 destinations in 44 countries worldwide from Zurich, Geneva and Lugano and carrying some 18 million passengers a year with its fleet of around 90 aircraft. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to around 175 destinations in more than 80 countries.
As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of some 9,000 personnel, SWISS generated total revenues of over CHF 5 billion in 2018. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.

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