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A Swiss Airbus A220 in Frankfurt. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

SWISS Shifts Focus To Leisure Travel, Sustainability

Swiss International Airlines is reshaping its once-sprawling global network to focus more on vacation destinations as leisure travelers become more important post-pandemic. The airline is set to fly to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as part of its ongoing transition towards a leisure focus, launching weekly services connecting Geneva to Sharm el-Sheikh along with Tenerife and Madeira from September 4. The airline will utilize its new Airbus A220-300 jetliner, of which it currently has 21 in its fleet, alongside…

Swiss Posts Steep First-Half Losses

Swiss International Airlines announced its consolidated financial results for the first half of financial year 2020. Global travel and quarantine restrictions imposed on a global scale impacted SWISS' financial results severely for the first half of 2020. Switzerland’s national flag carrier turned in an operating loss of 266.4 million francs…

Swiss to Host 2019 Flying Film Festival

Swiss International Air Lines is set to supplement its in-flight entertainment onboard long-haul flights with the Flying Film Festival from November until the end of December. The usual entertainment selection will be accompanied by 13 short documentary films entered into the festival. The Flying Film Festival - a collaboration between…

SWISS Adds New Service to Washington Dulles and Osaka in…

Lufthansa Group’s SWISS will add new flights to Washington, D.C. and Osaka, Japan beginning in March 2020. These two destinations will be added to SWISS’ long-haul network which already sees service to seven U.S. cities and one other destination in Japan. The flag carrier of Switzerland will become the 35th…

SWISS Adds New Service to Washington Dulles and Osaka in…

Lufthansa Group’s SWISS will add new flights to Washington, D.C. and Osaka, Japan beginning in March 2020. These two destinations will be added to SWISS’ long-haul network which already sees service to seven U.S. cities and one other destination in Japan. The flag carrier of Switzerland will become the 35th…

SWISS Adds New Service to Washington Dulles and Osaka in…

Lufthansa Group’s SWISS will add new flights to Washington, D.C. and Osaka, Japan beginning in March 2020. These two destinations will be added to SWISS’ long-haul network which already sees service to seven U.S. cities and one other destination in Japan. The flag carrier of Switzerland will become the 35th…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Baboo

In 2003, SWISS decided to terminate its route between Geneva and Lugano. In response, businessman Julian Cook decided to begin an airline to operate the route. The airline would be called Baboo, which began its first flight on November 3rd, 2003, with aircraft operated by Cirrus Airlines. The airline was…