Swiss will fly to 128 routes from Zurich and Geneva in the 2021 summer season.
SWISS plans to launch five new European routes in the coming months, although Star Alliance member company believes there will be "A tangible resumption of travel activity by mid-summer at the earliest."
85 destinations in Zurich (ZRH) and 43 in Geneva (GVA) will be served during the summer season 2021. Two new routes from ZRH and three from GVA will also be launched.
However, the carrier admitted that the program would be "considerably smaller" than originally planned, especially in the second quarter. The company, which is part of the Lufthansa Group, expects operations in the third quarter to be at about 65% of capacity levels in 2019.
The new planned routes from ZRH are to Tallinn (TLL), the capital of Estonia, and Billund (BLL) in Denmark. SWISS will fly to TLL on June 25 and to BLL on July 2, both destinations being served twice a week.
Long-haul flights from March will also be resumed.
As for long-haul flights, they will be resumed to destinations such as Miami (MIA), starting March 28 and with frequencies up to 5 times a week. From May 1, there will be up to 7 weekly flights between ZRH and Boston (BOS), but also 5 weekly flights to Los Angeles (LAX) from May 2. As of July 1, SWISS plans to operate 4 weekly flights to the Egyptian capital, Cairo (CAI).
From Zurich, from April 1, there will be two weekly flights to Niš (INI) in Serbia and Sarajevo (SJJ) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Starting May 12, there will be 12 weekly flights to London City (LCY), and from June 18, there will be five flights a week to Bordeaux (BOD).
The airline has stated that it intends to increase flight frequencies to popular destinations such as Barcelona (BCN), Berlin (BER), Copenhagen (CPH) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI).
SWISS will maintain a reduced flight schedule at Geneva Airport.
SWISS will maintain a reduced flight schedule at Geneva airport until the end of March. However, three new destinations will be added to the flight schedule for this summer.
There will be two weekly flights to Santorini (JTR) from June 19, and two more weekly flights to Split (SPU) in Croatia from July 2. From September 4, there will be a weekly flight to Funchal (FNC), on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
The destinations that receive the most services from GVA in the summer program are London Heathrow (LHR), Athens (ATH), Porto (OPO) and Lisbon (LIS).
This summer, Lufthansa Group airlines will offer the widest range of holiday destinations in recent years, thus demonstrating the company's knowledge of the leisure travel market.