Aviation Industry

Edelweiss/SWISS to begin new direct flight between Zurich (Switzerland) and San Diego


Edelweiss, Switzerland"™s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to North America. From June 9, 2017, the airline will offer seasonal flights between Zurich and San Diego.

An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and San Diego, directly connecting the two cities. The new connection offers European tourists, especially those living in Switzerland, the ability to reach San Diego with ease and in comfort.

"San Diego and California are very popular among Swiss tourists," said Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss. "Swiss vacationers tend to spend more time and money than visitors from other countries. Our flights will bring approximately 7,000 visitors to San Diego in 2017, generating an economic impact of USD 30 million this year."

In addition to opening the city of San Diego to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route offers a convenient direct flight for travelers from the San Diego area to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities with Swiss International Air Lines.

Flight schedule (seasonal flight June 9 "“September 18):
Monday Zurich "“ San Diego 1:30pm "“ 5:05pm LX8018
Monday San Diego "“ Zurich 6:45pm "“ 3:20pm (+1) LX8019
Friday Zurich "“ San Diego 2:05pm "“ 5:40pm LX8018
Friday San Diego "“ Zurich 7:10pm "“ 3:45pm (+1) LX8019

Edelweiss flights from San Diego can be booked at swiss.com, lufthansa.com or through any travel agency. For more information on the Edelweiss product please visit flyedelweiss.com.

The route will be operated with an Airbus A340-300 that seats 314 passengers. Edelweiss Business Class is equipped with 27 fully lie-flat seats and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system with sixteen-inch HD touchscreens.

Economy Max encompasses 76 comfortable seats with 6 inches more legroom, more recline and other amenities. The 211 seats in Economy Class provide for a relaxing flight and offer an inflight entertainment system that also features HD touchscreens.

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Fuente: http://www.swiss.com/

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