SWISS adds more destinations to its network in its winter schedules

Press release
Published October 29th, 2013 - 10:26 GMT

Swiss International Air Lines will commence scheduled services to Kiev with the start of the 2013/14 winter timetable period on 27 October. SWISS will also be adjusting its existing services from Zurich, Geneva and Basel in line with expected demand during the winter months. As well as eliminating certain frequencies, this will include providing further attractive new destinations to be served from Geneva.       

New European destination from Zurich

Passengers from the Middle East will have further choices when flying Swiss International Air Lines. SWISS will be adding Kiev to its European network with the start of the winter schedules on Sunday 27 October. The capital of Ukraine will receive daily service from Zurich, provided with Airbus A320 equipment seating 152 passengers.

As it did last year, SWISS will be eliminating certain frequencies to other European destinations and on some North American routes in response to projected demand in the winter timetable period. At the same time, service on the Zurich-Miami route will again be increased from seven to ten weekly flights.    

“With our new schedules for winter, we are pleased to offer our passengers from Dubai more options of destinations to go to for business or holidays. Our reservation services also allow for hassle-free booking no matter how many destinations are chosen.  What’s more, passengers continue to enjoy quality products and services – just what SWISS and Switzerland are known for,” said Mark Pey, country manager for Swiss International Air Lines, UAE and Oman. 

Further expansion for Geneva

SWISS will be offering an extensive range of services from Geneva in the coming months. No fewer than six new destinations are being added to the Geneva-based network: Stockholm (served up to four times weekly), Oslo (up to three times weekly) and Gothenburg (up to twice weekly) in Scandinavia, along with Belgrade (up to twice weekly), London Gatwick (up to three times weekly) and Marrakech (up to three times weekly).  

Seasonal adjustments in Basel

SWISS will also be realigning its services from EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg to the expected lower winter demand. Flights to Rome will be suspended, while services to Barcelona and Prague will each be reduced by one weekly frequency. All three routes will be restored to their full complement of summer services, however, in the 2014 summer schedules. 

76 points in 40 countries

SWISS will serve a total of 76 (52 European and 24 intercontinental) destinations in 40 countries in the 2013/14 winter timetable period. The services will be provided by a fleet of 91 aircraft, including five operated under wet-lease agreements. 

Edelweiss and SWISS leisure flights

SWISS will also be offering services from Zurich to attractive vacation destinations all over the world this winter in collaboration with its partner Edelweiss. These will include the long-haul destinations of Tampa Bay, Cape Town, Phuket, Male, Mauritius and Punta Cana. The medium-haul destination of Madeira will also receive one weekly flight. 

The 2013/14 winter timetable period runs from 27 October 2013 to 29 March 2014. SWISS flies non-stop daily between Dubai and Zurich. Full details of all SWISS services are available at

Background Information

Swiss International Airlines

SWISS is The Airline of Switzerland. It serves over 100 destinations all over the world from Zurich, Geneva and Lugano. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and a member of the Star Alliance.

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