Swiss flew the Swiss squad to Russia for the World Cup

Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A321-212 WL HB-ION (msn 5567) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938350.

Swiss International Air Lines has made this announcement:

As official airline of the Swiss Football Association, Swiss flew the men’s Swiss national soccer squad to the World Cup in Russia. Swiss soccer fans can also take advantage of a special charter flight to Rostov during the tournament, and of increased capacities to Moscow. And selected flights within Europe will feature culinary creations by the Swiss squad’s chef during the World Cup competition.

Swiss International Air Lines  flew the men’s Swiss national soccer squad to Samara in Southwest Russia, where the squad will be based for the coming World Cup tournament, starting on Monday June 11. The special flight to Samara Airport was operated with an Airbus A321 (above). Swiss will also be flying the Switzerland squad back home from Russia after the event.

Fan charter and more capacity to Moscow

Swiss will also be offering Swiss soccer fans numerous opportunities to go and experience the coming Russia World Cup. On behalf of TRAVELclub, the official tour operator of the Swiss Football Association, Swiss will be providing a charter flight to Rostov on Sunday June 17 for Switzerland’s first group game against Brazil. Swiss will also be increasing its capacities to Moscow during the World Cup tournament, including operating its flagship Boeing 777-300ER (below) on the route on selected days.

Swiss' first Boeing 777-300 ER - Faces of Swiss

Above Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Boeing 777-3DE ER HB-JNA (msn 44582) (Faces of SWISS – images of employees) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 942356.

Players’ favorite meals on board

In a further special feature for the World Cup event, Swiss is offering passengers the chance to sample the food which the national team’s players will be eating during the tournament. From mid-June to mid-July, culinary creations by long-serving team chef Emil Bolli will be served to both Business and Economy Class travellers on selected European flights. Emil Bolli has created four starters, eight main courses and eight desserts for Swiss, based on the meal plan of the Swiss soccer squad.

Top Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A321-212 WL HB-ION (msn 5567) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938350.

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