SWISS Announces European Expansion

SWISS has announced it'll expand its short-haul network in 2024 with more flights being offered to important cities within Europe

SWISS has announced an expansion of short-haul European services for the upcoming summer 2024 schedule right before year’s end.

New Services For SWISS

SWISS says that throughout the Summer of 2024, its currently existing Zurich to Bremen service will be extended to the summer timetable.

Bremen, a city in the northern part of Germany, is what the airline describes as an appealing destination thanks to its culture, arts, music, and much more available to travellers.

Cluj-Napoca and Košice were previously announced as locations joining the carrier’s short-haul network. This expansion also sees several frequencies being added to other significant European markets.

SWISS will increase flights towards Alicante, Madrid, Naples, Vencis and Vilnius, all for the summer 2024 schedule from Zurich, as it responds to growing demand.

Expansion From Geneva

Additionally, as part of the SWISS’ Geneva network growth, the airline will begin serving Oslo in Norway. The capital is what SWISS calls a location with not just contemporary greens and architecture but also one that features fantastic culture and modern elements.

A commitment to Geneva will extend as SWISS looks to offer new summer services on some of its existing routes that head towards Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Additionally, the airline is expected to offer more frequencies than ever before to Malaga, Brussels, Athens and more from Geneva in 2024.

The Fleet

SWISS operates a fleet of 80 in-service aircraft with 8 units being parked and is an integral part of Lufthansa Group.

The carrier’s most crucial aircraft type, when measured by active units, is the Airbus A220, where 30 units are to their name, of which 26 remain in service, and the series averages an age of 6 years.

However, across the board, the airline fleet sees significant age barriers that are leading them to move towards the next generation of aircraft in the future.

Excluding the Airbus A220 and 12 active Boeing 777s, every other operational aircraft family sits at over 10 years of age. However, the newly delivered A320neo and A321neos are slowly reducing the average age of the A320 and A321 family operations.

The remaining A321-100s in service average 28.1 years. At the same time, SWISS’s commitment to 12 A320-200s shows an average age of nearly 25 years.

In the future, SWISS will leverage the strong commitment made by Lufthansa Group to next-generation aircraft to transform the business truly in the long term.

Daniel Fowkes
29 Dec 2023
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