In the winter season, SWISS will connect Switzerland with the world's major metropolises. SWISS routes for the winter season 2020-2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is booming in Europe and around the world. There is already talk of wave 2, the number of those affected by the new coronavirus is increasing. And this will attract new sanctions and travel restrictions.
SWISS will keep Switzerland connected to the world's major cities in the 2020-2021 winter season, but in a limited form. The Swiss airline wants to fly to as many destinations in the operational network as possible, but with a small number of flights.
According to the new schedule, SWISS will operate flights on 88 routes (67 routes in Zurich and 21 routes in Geneva.), Which represents 85% of the destinations set in the previous winter program. And transport capacity was reduced by 60% -70%.
Other adjustments may be made, depending on the overall evolution of the pandemic. SWISS supports and encourages rapid testing of COVID-19 at airports, which could open up new travel opportunities.
Long-haul flights operated by SWISS in the winter season
Related to long-haul flights, SWISS will resume flights to Boston (USA) starting in October. Initially, 2 weekly flights will be operated, increasing to 3 weekly flights from March 2021. Johannesburg (South Africa) will also be a new destination covered by SWISS with three weekly frequencies.
SWISS will continue to operate 3 weekly flights on the Zurich-Dubai (UAE) route from the end of October. SWISS also intends to operate 3 weekly flights to Los Angeles and Miami (USA) and to Delhi (India) from March 2021.
At the same time, SWISS will continue to fly from Zurich to Newark, New York JFK, Chicago, San Francisco, Montreal, São Paulo, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
SWISS will operate additional flights in Europe over Christmas
Despite all the current uncertainties, SWISS expects to fly from Zurich to: Munich and Wroclaw (Poland) from the end of October; Luxembourg, Birmingham, London City and Nuremberg from February 2021; and Graz from March 2021.
During Christmas, flights to Palma de Mallorca, Bilbao, Sylt, Naples and Thessaloniki will be added.
From Geneva, SWISS will offer direct flights to Pristina from early October and to Marrakech from mid-October. Prague will be added at the end of October and Moscow at the beginning of November. In mid-December, services from Geneva will resume to Malaga, Valencia, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Dublin, Hurghada, Kittilä (Finland), St. Petersburg and London Gatwick.
SWISS flights between Geneva and London City will also be resumed from February 2021. London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Moscow are among the most frequented destinations in Geneva in the winter season 2020-2021.
The SWISS operational program for the winter season 2020-2021 will be active from October 25, and plane tickets can be booked on www.swiss.com.