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Edelweiss will add more flights to Egypt for the winter flight schedule 2023/24

Flights to Egypt will increase to 23 flights per week

More flights to the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and mainland Spain·    

Expansion to Morocco with non-stop flights to Agadir·37 short- and medium-haul holiday destinations in 17 countries

It’s summer all year round in Egypt. For this reason, the destinations are among the most popular holiday destinations, especially in the winter months, and are in great demand. Whether for beach holidays, cultural excursions or a Nile cruise: Edelweiss will again fly to the most popular holiday destinations in Egypt this winter and provide an even larger offer with up to 23 frequencies per week. For example, Edelweiss will fly daily to Hurghada in the 2023/24 winter flight schedule, and even 2x daily at weekends. Luxor will be served twice a week and Marsa Alam three times a week. The number of flights to Sharm El Sheikh will be doubled to 4 weekly.

Holiday destinations for golfers, hikers and pleasure seekers

Spain is also a very popular destination during the cold months. Ideal for soaking up the sun, engaging in sporting activities or enjoying the local culture. Edelweiss is expanding its services to the Canary Islands in the coming winter and will be flying daily to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and even twice daily at weekends. Fuerteventura will be served 4x weekly, Lanzarote 3x weekly and La Palma 2x weekly. The offer to Mallorca will be increased by 2 additional flights to up to 5 per week. Seville will be served 4x per week through the winter, Faro in Portugal up to 3x per week.

The holiday destinations in Morocco will be served with additional capacity from the winter flight schedule 2023/24, with a new non-stop service to Agadir from February. Edelweiss will fly up to 6 times a week to Marrakech and 2 times a week to Agadir throughout the winter. Larnaca on Cyprus will be served up to 7 times a week this winter.

More winter in the north

The Edelweiss holiday destinations in Norway and Iceland are becoming increasingly popular. The winter there is more intense, whiter and above all colder. An almost endless range of varied winter activities and breathtaking natural spectacles make these destinations so popular. Due to the increasing demand, Edelweiss is significantly expanding its offer: In Norway, Tromsø will be served up to 3x per week and Bergen up to 2x per week. Reykjavik/Keflavik in Iceland will also be served up to 3x per week and Edinburgh in Scotland up to 4x per week.

The 2023/24 winter timetable for long-haul flights includes new holiday destinations in Colombia (Bogotá and Cartagena) and a wider range of holiday destinations in the USA, Thailand and South Africa. The details were already communicated in April. Further information can be found under this link.

The entire 2023/24 winter flight schedule includes 57 holiday destinations in 32 countries (short-, medium- and long-haul). All flights can be booked now on flyedelweiss.com and through all usual sales channels.

Edelweiss announces three new summer destinations

Edelweiss is adding three new destinations to its route network for the 2023 summer timetable: Akureyri (Northern Iceland), Biarritz and Bari.

Akureyri is the ideal starting point for visiting the highlights of Iceland and can also be perfectly combined with flights to Keflavik. The airport in the north of the country is served every Friday. Biarritz is a surfers’ and bathers’ paradise on the Atlantic in the west of France and impresses with its fascinating architecture. Those wishing to visit the Basque country can ideally combine Biarritz with the existing destination Bilbao. Flights to Biarritz start in June and take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Bari is the capital of Puglia and is considered the perfect starting point to explore and enjoy this exciting region. On a round trip, you can discover other highlights such as the Amalfi Coast. Bari will be served on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from April.

More destinations during the summer timetable

For the first time in the summer timetable, Boa Vista and Sal on the Cape Verde Islands will be served; the season will be extended beyond winter until the end of June.

Amman and Aqaba in Jordan, which will be added to the flight schedule in February 2023, will also be served in the summer flight schedule.

Edelweiss will offer a total of 65 destinations in 21 countries on short-haul routes in summer 2023. Compared to the 2019 summer flight schedule, 19 short-haul destinations have been added and three destinations have been dropped.

More flights to Greece, the Canary Islands and Cyprus

The already very wide range of services to Greece will be further strengthened: Zakynthos will now be served on Sundays as well as Mondays and Thursdays. Corfu will be flown to four times a week: On Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and now also on Thursday. Furthermore, additional flights will be offered to Rhodes and Heraklion (Crete) and flight times to Mykonos will be improved. The offer to the Canary Islands is also being further strengthened: Edelweiss is now offering up to five weekly flights to Fuerteventura. In addition, there will be up to eight frequencies each to Tenerife and Gran Canaria and three to Lanzarote. Larnaca on Cyprus will be served up to 13 times a week.

Expansion of services to Scotland and North Africa

Edinburgh in Scotland will be served up to eight times a week next summer: an ideal destination for a weekend city break or a round trip through the magnificent Highlands. The service to North Africa will also be expanded: Marrakech will be served with six weekly flights next spring, Agadir with two. Morocco is an ideal destination for cultural tours followed by a beach holiday or a golfing holiday. The service to Djerba in Tunisia will be increased by one weekly frequency to three.

Top Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland Airbus A320-214 HB-JLS (msn 5069) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 958843.

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Edelweiss expands its long-haul fleet

Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMF (msn 561) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 958589.

Edelweiss is taking over an additional Airbus A340-300 from sister airline Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The aircraft is to be deployed from July 2023. Edelweiss’ long-haul fleet will consist of five Airbus A340s from 2023 onwards.

The Airbus A340 with the registration HB-JMC comes from the SWISS fleet.


Planning work is currently underway for the upcoming modifications to the aircraft’s cabin. The aircraft will be operated in the familiar Edelweiss livery. Edelweiss’ long-haul fleet will consist of five Airbus A340s from July 2023.

In addition to the Airbus A340s, Edelweiss currently operates twelve Airbus A320s on short- and medium-haul routes.

Top Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMF (msn 561) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 958589.

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Edelweiss unveils a new “help alliance” logo jet

2022 "Help Alliance" special livery

Edelweiss Air has unveiled a new “help alliance” livery on ex-Swiss Airbus A320-214 HB-JLT (msn 5518).

The red nose and the red paint on the tail have been replaced with countless red hands. The hands symbolize the helping hands of the Lufthansa Group’s “help alliance“.

help alliance, the charity of the Lufthansa Group, supports people all over the world who lack the most basic necessities of life. The core focus is on school and vocational education as a key for effective poverty alleviation. But help alliance is also committed to other topics, including health, food, work and income.

The airline continues;

Within the scope of our collaboration with help alliance, we are introducing the OnBoardCollection on our flights. Our passengers have the opportunity to donate their left-over foreign coins or make donations in Swiss francs during their flight – in keeping with the motto “small change – big help”. Lean administrative structures, funded by generous donations of the Lufthansa Group, allow for 100% of the donations (after currency conversion) to go straight towards the project work.

Top Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A320-214 WL HB-JLT (msn 5518) (Help Alliance) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 958065.

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Edelweiss Air returns to North America

Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMF (msn 561) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 937679.

Edelweiss Air has restarted flights to North America.

The Zurich – Tampa route was restored on March 2.

Flights to Las Vegas will start on March 28 followed by Denver on June 13.

Service to Vancouver begins on May 15 and Calgary on June 5.

Top Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMF (msn 561) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 937679.

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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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Edelweiss to add four additional long-haul destinations in November 2018

Edelweiss Air's first Airbus A340, delivered on September 23, 2016

Edelweiss Air is adding four new long-haul destinations in November 2018. This includes Colombo (November 3, 2018, twice-weekly, A340-300), Ho Chi Minh City (November 15, 2018, twice-weekly A340-300), Mahe (November 3, 2018, weekly, A340-300) and Varadero (November 9, 2018, weekly, A330-300).

Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMG (msn 562) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 935101.

Edelweiss adds new short- and long-haul destinations

Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMG (msn 562) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935965.

Edelweiss Switzerland will introduce a new Tuesday service to Orlando starting on January 16, 2018; and frequencies will be increased on the existing Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) and Cape Town (South Africa) routes.

On the short- and medium-haul fronts Edelweiss will resume service to Marsa Alam in Southern Egypt, with a weekly Thursday flight from the end of September onwards.

Edelweiss will also offer a Sunday service to Edinburgh between Christmas and Easter. And certain popular holiday destinations will receive intensified service that will give customers greater planning flexibility. These include the Canary Islands, Hurghada (Egypt), Seville (Spain) and Catania (Italy).

Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Switzerland (Edelweiss Air) Airbus A340-313 HB-JMG (msn 562) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 935965.

Edelweiss returns to Calgary with seasonal flights to Zurich

Edelweiss returns to Calgary with seasonal flights to Zurich

Edelweiss returned to the Alberta on Sunday, May 29, 2016 with the inaugural flight of its nonstop seasonal service from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Zurich. The service from the Swiss airline is a result of close cooperation between The Calgary Airport Authority and its many tourism partners such as the Government of Alberta, Travel Alberta, Tourism Calgary, and Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.

Edelweiss will operate twice-weekly from June to September with an Airbus A330 aircraft adding nearly 600 seats a week into the Calgary market, aligning with YYC’s strategic plan to create more connections for Albertans across the world.

Copyright Photo: Edelweiss Air Airbus A330-223 HB-IQI (msn 291) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912603.

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