Swiss to operate the Boeing 777-300ER between Zurich and São Paulo, hightlights winter schedule changes

Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-3DE ER HB-JNF (msn 44587) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 934485.

Swiss International Air Lines will operate its new long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, on services between Zurich and São Paulo in the coming 2017/18 winter schedules. Four of Swiss’ seven weekly flights to Brazil’s biggest city will

be operated with Boeing 777 equipment from February 8, 2018 onwards, while the remaining three continue to be operated with Airbus A340-300 aircraft; and one month later, on March 9, 2018 the service will become an all-Boeing 777 operation.

New winter services to Wroclaw and Niš

Swiss will also be expanding its Zurich-based European services in the 2017/18 winter schedules. Wroclaw newly joins the network, with three weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The new service is primarily intended to meet the air travel needs of the growing Swiss-Polish business community.

The service introduced this summer between Zurich and Niš (Serbia) will be continued in the winter months. The twice-weekly Friday and Sunday service is aimed mainly at the travel segment of migrant workers and their families.

Adjustments on selected European routes

Swiss will be raising its frequencies to and from some existing European destinations this winter in response to continuing high demand. As a result, Swiss customers will enjoy the choice offered by 14 additional weekly services to Düsseldorf and 21 more flights a week to Berlin. All in all, Düsseldorf will receive 34 and Berlin 57 weekly Swiss flights. Swiss’ current Zurich-Lyon service will be discontinued from October 29, 2017 as part of a broader network enhancement.

More scheduled flights between Zurich, Sion and London

Following the services’ popularity in Winter 2016/17, Swiss will again be offering UK-based winter sports tourists the possibility of flying directly between London and Sion in the coming winter timetable period.

Seasonal destinations from Geneva

Four seasonal destinations will be offered from Geneva between December 23, 2017 and March 24, 2018 in the new Swiss winter schedules: weekly services to Stockholm, Gothenburg and St. Petersburg, and a thrice-weekly service to London Gatwick Airport. Frequencies will also be increased on the existing Geneva-Moscow route to up to 12 weekly flights in peak season.

Swiss will serve 81 destinations (58 European and 23 intercontinental) in 38 countries in its 2017/18 winter schedules.

Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-3DE ER HB-JNF (msn 44587) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 934485.

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