SWISS Air has unveiled a new route that they are planing to add to their ever expanding International network in 2012. They getting ready to introduce daily non-stop flights between Zurich and Beijing early in 2012. The new service to China’ s capital, which will commence on 11Feb12, marks a further expansion in SWISS’s service of the growing Chinese market, a development that began with the addition of Shanghai to the network in May 2008. Passengers from Geneva enjoy fine connections to/from the new service. Beijing and Shanghai are the two most important business and trading centres in China. SWISS also serves a third Chinese destination, namely Hong Kong.
Swiss International Air Lines has been named “Europe’s Leading Airline Business Class” in this year’s World Travel Awards. The distinction is based on the votes of more than 183 000 specialists from the travel and tourism sector all over the world.
SWISS will also be modifying arrangements on its Zurich-Newark route, which is currently operated by an all-business-class PrivatAir Boeing 737. From 31Mar12 onwards, SWISS will use its own long-haul aircraft on the route with a three-class cabin configuration (including the new SWISS Business product!) and substantially-increased seating capacity. The operation will also be expanded to daily service.
SWISS’s earning of this prestigious industry award coincides with the completion of the carrier’s programme to retrofit its new Business Class cabin into all 15 of its Airbus A340s and the withdrawal from service of its last Airbus A330-200. As a result, the advanced new SWISS Business Class is now installed on all the company’s long-haul aircraft, setting new quality benchmarks in cabin interior terms. SWISS travellers can now enjoy the delights of the new SWISS Business cabin on all long-haul flights.
The new Business Class is one element in SWISS’s extensive programme of investments in its product and its aircraft fleet which began with the service entry of the first of its ten new Airbus A330-300 long-haul twinjets in spring 2009. The centrepiece of the new long-haul SWISS Business Class is the seat, which reclines into a two-metre-long lie-flat air-cushioned bed. As well as its individually-adjustable firmness/softness settings, the seat boasts a special massage function to keep travellers rested and relaxed inflight. A further striking feature of the new Business Class cabin is its innovative seating arrangement, which provides eight of every nine seats with direct aisle access. The new cabin thus offers SWISS Business travellers both outstanding seating and sleeping comfort and optimum personal space.
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