Coronavirus updates

The timetable for June is published on www.swiss.com[6].

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08.05.20 Media Information: SWISS to increase its capacity in June
In the coming days and weeks, entry requirements of various European countries will be gradually open. This leads to an increased demand for air travel. SWISS therefore plans to substantially expand its services with the June timetable, in line with the respective entry requirements. “We plan to resume around 15-20% of our original services in June, and are very pleased to be able to offer Switzerland greater connections to the world,” says SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr. SWISS plans to operate approximately 140 weekly flights from Zurich to 30 destinations in Europe, and approximately 40 weekly flights from Geneva to 14 destinations in Europe. The airline will still serve the three weekly long-haul flights to Newark in the USA, further intercontinental destinations will be added in June. In addition, SWISS and its Swiss WorldCargo division will continue to operate their cargo-only flights to various destinations globally.

The changes and additions to the June timetable will be published shortly in all the booking systems. The expansion of the flight schedules is taking place step by step, following the needs of the customers. 

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06.05.20 Media Information: SWISS and Edelweiss welcome Swiss parliament’s support
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and Edelweiss are pleased and thankful that both chambers of the Swiss Federal Assembly – the National Council and the Council of States – have approved by clear majorities the guarantee credit to help Swiss air transport cope with the consequences of the current coronavirus crisis. “We see this support from the Swiss Federal Assembly as a confirmation that the majority of the people of Switzerland are also behind us and believe in us,” says Reto Francioni, Chairman of the SWISS Board of Directors. “Which makes it all the more of a commitment for us to secure our company’s future.”

The two airlines will meet the requirements of the Federal Council’s climate protection goals and the measures in the event of any workforce resizing for restructuring reasons. SWISS and Edelweiss welcome the clear distinction that the Swiss parliament has made between the actions required for Swiss aviation to master the current crisis and Switzerland’s broader climate policy. If there is no European solution to the issue of reimbursement, SWISS and Edelweiss will fulfil the condition and reimburse the travel agencies after September 30, 2020 for the money the two airlines received for flights which did not take place because of the Corona crisis.

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