Swiss to begin service to Beirut, operated by Edelweiss

Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A320-214 HB-IHY (msn 947) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955472.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will launch its first-ever nonstop service between Zurich and the Lebanese capital of Beirut on December 2, 2021. Lebanon’s economic and cultural centre will receive two SWISS flights a week, on Thursdays and Sundays.

From December 2021 to mid-January 2022 the new Zurich-Beirut services will be operated by Edelweiss Air on SWISS’s behalf under a wet-lease agreement. The flights will be performed with Airbus A320 aircraft offering 174 passenger seats. From mid-January to the end of March 2022, SWISS will operate the new services with its own aircraft equipment. The flying time between Zurich and Beirut is about four hours.

Schedules planned (all times local):

2021/22 winter timetable period

Zurich – Beirut            LX 222             13:00 – 17:50              Thu

Beirut – Zurich            LX 223             18:40 – 21:55              Thu

Zurich – Beirut            LX 222             07:20 – 12:10              Sun

Beirut – Zurich            LX 223             13:00 – 16:15              Sun

Top Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A320-214 HB-IHY (msn 947) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955472.

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