The Swiss airline is adding five new European destinations to its program. The focus is on leisure travel to major European cities.

Swiss would like five new ones from summer 2022 Fly to destinations in Europe.

Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Swiss Chief Commercial Officer, explains: “Despite the still tense pandemic situation, we are still going firmly believe that we will be able to expand our flight program by summer 2022. »

From summer 2022 Swiss would like to fly to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

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  • In Europe, Swiss is focusing on leisure travel and European metropolises.

  • In summer, Swiss would like around 80 Percent of the capacities of 2019.

  • The most frequented European destinations from Zurich include Berlin, Hamburg, London Heathrow and Amsterdam.

Swiss is planning to expand its flight offer for the summer season 2022. The Swiss airline will serve a total of 119 destinations from Zurich and Geneva. 93 of them are in Europe and 26 of them are intercontinental destinations. This means that there are 92 destinations available for passengers from Zurich and 46 from Geneva.

In Europe, Swiss focuses on leisure travel and European metropolises. When it comes to intercontinental travel, the focus is on destinations in North America. Swiss plans to be able to offer around 80 percent of the capacities of 2019 again in the summer.

Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Chief Commercial Officer of Swiss, explains: “Despite the still tense pandemic situation, we continue to assume that we will be able to significantly expand our flight program in the summer of 2022 with improved framework conditions. Our goal is to offer our passengers a varied and comprehensive program to choose from. At the same time, the reliability and stability of our flight plan is one of our top priorities. »

Five new destinations in Europe accessible from Zurich

There are five new destinations among the 66 short-haul flights that Swiss would like to offer its passengers this summer. From the end of March the airline will be flying to the capital of the northern Italian region Emilia-Romagna Bologna, the French Loire city of Nantes, the Bulgarian capital Sofia and the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. From July, Swiss will also be serving the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa. The most frequented European destinations from Zurich include Berlin, Hamburg, London Heathrow and Amsterdam.

In the long-haul segment, the focus is clearly on North American trips. In the summer of 2022, there will be two daily flights to New York City, Boston and Chicago. This offer will therefore also be expanded, because there was only one flight a day in the summer of 2021.

In addition, Swiss will resume service to the Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai, which was last suspended due to the pandemic. The summer flight schedule is valid from March 27, 2022 to October 30, 2022.

Traffic figures at Zurich Airport

In November 2021, 1 & # x27; 117 & # x27; 070 passengers flew over Zurich Airport. Compared to the same month last year, this is more than four times as much, when the number of passengers was 245 & # x27; 187. Against November 2019, the number of passengers is 50.1%.

The number of local passengers was 821 & # x27; 885 in November 2021. The share of transfer passengers was 26.2%, which corresponds to 291 & # x27; 244 passengers. The number of flight movements rose compared to the same month last year by 134.2% to 13 & # x27; 253 take-offs or landings. The monthly comparison shows that flight movements are 66.8% of the 2019 level. The average number of passengers per flight was 110.6, 55.5% above the previous year's figure. Seat occupancy rose by 25.3 percentage points to 67.1% in the month under review.

Flughafen Zürich AG continues to expect around ten million passengers in 2021. This corresponds to around a third of the volume of 2019. A detailed traffic forecast for the upcoming Christmas holidays is not possible due to the pandemic situation and the short-term booking behavior of passengers.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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