Published on : Monday, August 5, 2019
SWISS will add two new routes – Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) to its long-haul network. Tokyo will receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from February 2020. It will be deployed on Zurich-Miami flights from Summer 2020, providing the route with year-round Boeing 777-300ER services.
As a result of the arrival of Boeing 777-300ERs, SWISS will be adding two further destinations – Osaka and Washington, D.C. – to its Zurich-based long-haul route network, and will be switching two existing destinations – Tokyo and Miami – to service with the Boeing 777-300ER, the largest aircraft in its long-haul fleet.
There will be five-times-weekly non-stop service between Zurich and Osaka on 1 March 2020, making it the only airline to operate this route. The new service will be operated with Airbus A340-300 aircraft, which offer 223 seats.
The airline will also provide daily services to Washington, D.C. from 29 March 2020. The route will be operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft seating 236 passengers. The new flights will bring service on the Zurich-Washington, D.C. route to 14 weekly frequencies provided by SWISS and its joint-venture partner United Airlines.
Thomas Klühr, CEO, SWISS said that as the Airline of Switzerland, they connect their home country with the world’s key economic, societal and tourist destinations.
Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS Chief Commercial Officer said that Osaka and Washington, D.C. are catering to both the business travellers and our leisure customers.