ZRH-ICN

SWISS added another international service to its network on Tuesday 7 May by inaugurating flights between Zurich and Seoul ICN. The 8,765-kilometre journey will be maintained 3-weekly, departing Switzerland’s largest city on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 215-seat A340-300 aircraft. It will compete directly against Korean Air’s 3-weekly rotations between the two cities. Flight […]

May 14, 2024 | Latest Route News +

ZRH-KSC

SWISS kicked off its network expansion on Wednesday 27 March by inaugurating flights between Zurich and Košice, marking its entry onto the Slovak market. The 955-kilometre journey will run 3-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the A220-300 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition on the route. What they said Stefan Bednar, Director of Sales […]

April 1, 2024 | Latest Route News +

LX BLQ

SWISS is a Star Alliance member and part of the Lufthansa Group. According to Planespotters.net, it has 87 aircraft, comprising of A220-100s/300s, A320ceos/neos, A321ceos/neos, A330-300s, A340-300s and 777-300ERs. A350-900s are on order to replace its A340s. It also uses the E190-E1s, E190-E2s and E195-E2s of Helvetic Airways. Based on Cirium data for S24, SWISS is […]

Juraj Toth

The largest city and economic centre of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the country’s second most populous city. Air Service One caught up with Juraj Toth, the airport’s Aviation & Business Development Manager, to talk about the recovery, carriers and network, and future development. Hopes for a record passenger volume this year Košice handed approximately 517,000 […]

November 2, 2023 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Air Service One

Air Service One has identified 15 European flag-carriers that operate a mix of narrow-body (NB) and wide-body (WB) aircraft, and plan to operate at least 1,000 flights with WB aircraft in 2023 Q2. Typically, WB aircraft tend to be used primarily on long-haul, intercontinental services. This analysis, using Cirium schedules data, compares the capacity (seat) […]

Bristol airport with Corendo Airlines

Bristol ended 2022 with 7.95 million passengers, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Traffic was down by 11.3% versus 2019; Bristol performed much better than UK airports generally (-25.2%). As the following figure shows, it was Bristol’s lowest passenger volume since 2016 (excluding 2020/2021). Nonetheless, it had the best recovery of all UK airports with […]

GVA-HAM

SWISS (IATA code LX) on Sunday 26 March introduced a new non-stop service between Geneva and Hamburg in northern Germany. The 870-kilometre route will be flown 4-weekly (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) using the carrier’s A220-300s. No other carrier currently connects these two airports. Pre-pandemic, the route had been served by easyJet between December […]

March 30, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Swiss airlines in Zurich

Despite passenger traffic growing by three-quarters between 2005 and 2019, few of Europe’s busier airports remain as affected by the pandemic as Zurich. It welcomed 22.6 million passengers last year, down by 28% versus 2019 and the lowest level (excluding 2020/2021) since 2009, according to the airport’s own figures. Zurich’s recovery has not been helped […]

ZRH - AMMAQ

Self-described as Switzerland’s leading holiday airline, you would think that Edelweiss is the nation’s second-biggest carrier by seat capacity after SWISS. But that is not the case, easyJet is. However, while easyJet serves Geneva, Basel and Zurich, Edelweiss focuses only on Zurich. The airline has 1.3 million departing seats from the airport this summer – […]