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New Route of the Day – Americas (10 May 2024): SWISS between Zurich and Toronto YYZ

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SWISS has commenced the latest in a series of new intercontinental routes by launching flights between Zurich and Toronto YYZ on Friday 10 May. The 6,510-kilometre 5-weekly service will operate on all days with exception to Mondays and Wednesdays, with the 236-seat A330-300 aircraft. It will complement SWISS’ Star Alliance partner Air Canada which runs a daily rotation between the two cities.

Flight LX80 departs Zurich at 09:55 local time, arriving in Toronto YYZ at 13:00 local time. The return service, operating as flight LX81, is wheels up from Canada’s largest city 16:25 local time, touching back down in Switzerland at 06:30 local time the following morning.

What they said

Heike Birlenbach, Chief Commercial Officer at SWISS, said: “We are extremely excited to launch direct service from Zurich to Toronto. SWISS expands its intercontinental service again. We just launched flights to Washington DC, and now with this new Toronto flight, we have increased our footprint in North America to 10 gateways.”

Christina Meakin, Head of Sales Canada for parent company Lufthansa Group, added: “Switzerland is high on the list as one of Europe’s most breathtaking countries, offering skiing in the Alps, pristine landscapes and a stellar rail system that brings travellers to all parts of the country with extreme ease. Our new SWISS flight brings a much-needed direct access to Zurich, and for this we are grateful.”

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SWISS now serves 10 destinations in North America

SWISS’ new Toronto flights are one of three new intercontinental routes launched by the airline this summer season. It joins Washington IAD, launched 28 March, and Seoul, which commenced on 8 May.

The Swiss carrier now serves 10 destinations in North America, operating a total of 11 routes. In addition to the recently added Toronto YYZ and Washington IAD, the airline runs flights from Zurich to Boston, Chicago ORD, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York EWR, New York JFK, and San Francisco. Furthermore, the Star Alliance member also serves New York JFK from Geneva.

The airline offers a total of 23,356 weekly seats departing Zurich for North America, and 1,652 from Geneva. New York JFK sees the most weekly capacity, with over 4,000 seats from Switzerland, followed by Chicago ORD, Boston, and Los Angeles.

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