New summer routes to Europe


After a successful performance in 2007, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) continues to provide Middle East travellers with the best of convenience and comfort, and has improved its services both in flight and on the ground.

“We are always in a constant effort to improve our product and services for our customers.  When customers look to travel they take into consideration a number of things such as convenience, value for money and comfort.  SWISS fulfills all requirements of a customer’s checklist,” said Martin Massüger, director, head of sales Middle East, Africa, Pakistan and Iran.
The airline recently introduced Florence, Italy, St Petersburg, Russia and Sofia, Bulgaria to its summer timetable.
All three are popular tourist and business destinations making it a valuable addition to the network.
The new additions, which will attract commercial and leisure travellers, expands the SWISS European network to 48 destinations.  Faros, Greece and Las Palmas, Spain will be added also be added to the network later in the season.
On the intercontinental route, SWISS will start non stop daily flights from Zurich to Shanghai, China is starting this month to enlarge their Asian network to seven destinations.
Also due to demand, the airline will expand its service to Cameroon by offering three non stop flights from Zurich to Douala  and Yaoundé and will also be increasing  flights to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the July to August season.
As the UAE fast becomes an important business hub, SWISS continues to make a mark for itself in the region. It offers a comprehensive network of 76 destinations in 42 countries. Of these destinations, 48 are in Europe and 28 are intercontinental. On a regional level, the airline operates daily flights from Dubai and Muscat, five weekly flights from Cairo and four weekly flights from Riyadh and Jeddah.