Edelweiss To Begin Nonstop Seasonal Service Between Zurich And San Diego

Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

San Diego International AirportEdelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline, is further expanding its route network to North America. From June 9, 2017, the airline will offer flights to San Diego for the first time.

 

An Airbus A340-300 will fly twice a week between Zurich and San Diego and connect the two cities directly. The new connection allows Swiss and European tourists to reach San Diego in a comfortable way. “California is very popular among Swiss tourists,” says Bernd Bauer CEO of Edelweiss. “Swiss travelers like to stay longer and spend more money during their time on vacation than visitors from other countries. Our flights will bring approximately 15,000 visitors to San Diego per year, creating an economic impact of around $50 million per year.”

 

“We are excited to welcome Edelweiss, a Lufthansa group carrier, to San Diego’s growing list of international airlines,” said Thella F. Bowens, San Diego International Airport’s President/CEO. “This new service to Switzerland means San Diegans will have direct access to six countries. Each of these global markets brings significant economic benefits to the San Diego region.”

 

The flight not only opens San Diego to Swiss and European visitors, but it also offers a convenient non-stop flight for Americans to the heart of Europe with many connection possibilities to other European cities beyond Zurich.

 

Flight Schedule (all times local)

Dates of Operation Route Departure Time Arrival Time
Mondays Zurich (ZRH) – San Diego (SAN) 1:30 p.m. 5:05 p.m.
San Diego (SAN) – Zurich (ZRH)

 

6:45 p.m. 3:20 p.m. +1 day
Fridays Zurich (ZRH) – San Diego (SAN) 2:05 p.m. 5:40 p.m.
San Diego (SAN) – Zurich (ZRH)

 

7:10 p.m. 3:45 p.m. +1 day

The above schedule is subject to change.

 

Edelweiss flights from San Diego can be booked at swiss.com or through any travel agency.

 

The route will be operated by a newly converted Airbus A340-300 with 314 seats. Edelweiss Business Class is equipped with 27 fully lie-flat seats and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system including a 16” HD touch screen.

 

The Economy Max cabin features 76 comfortable seats which offer passengers 15 centimeters more legroom, more recline and many other amenities. The 211 Economy Class seats ensure a relaxing flight and offer also an in-flight entertainment system that includes HD touch screens as well.

 

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