London City Airport adds Chambéry and Salzburg to its winter ski holiday roster

New routes added to London City’s winter ski holiday roster   Complements existing SWISS and British Airways services to Zurich and Geneva  As restrictions ease, Britons expected to flock to the Alps this half-term  London, UK, 2022-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — With this winter’s ski season now back on track, Brits and Europeans are… Read the full press release

London City Airport expects strong passenger demand to fuel recovery in 2022

Central London airport expects meaningful growth in 2022 as British Airways announces significant summer schedule More than three quarters of 2019 routes to be on the London City departure board in 2022 New routes include Thessaloniki, Barcelona and the return of 2019 top performer Milan 714,000 passengers used London City in 2021, down 21% on… Read the full press release

London City Airport welcomes resumption of SWISS’ services to Zurich

SWISS to operate twice-weekly service from LCY to Zurich, with flights resuming from today (Wednesday 12th May) Key business and leisure connection restored with Switzerland’s largest city ahead of the restart of international travel from the UK London, UK, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — London City Airport has welcomed the restoration of connections to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines to launch high-quality foods and beverages in Economy Class

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering a selection of food and beverages in Economy Class on short- and medium-haul flights starting in spring 2021   Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering g their customers a new range of services in… Read the full press release

SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr to step down at the end of 2020

Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomas Klühr, who has been CEO of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) since 2016, has asked the SWISS Board of Directors to release him from his duties at the end of 2020. The Board of Directors has acceded to his request with the greatest regret, but with… Read the full press release

Tirana International Airport welcomes SWISS’ new route between Switzerland and Albania

SWISS launches new direct flight between Tirana and Zurich.  TIRANA, Albania, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — From 1st of  April 2019 SWISS will start a new route between Switzerland and Albania. The new SWISS flight operated from Edelweiss, will offer its passengers 2 weekly direct flights to its biggest hub Zurich, as well as onward connection… Read the full press release

Checkport, a Swissport subsidiary, the only Swiss company to obtain IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator”

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd, is the first and only Swiss company having obtained the IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator” and may from now on carry out third country validations for air carriers. ACC3 stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches Economy “Light” fare for passengers only travelling with carry-on luggage

New fare with carry-on luggage bookable as of summer 2018 Add one piece of luggage or request a seat reservation on an individual basis  Successful test phase on routes between Scandinavia and North America COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As of summer 2018, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book a… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines strengthens partnership with the Lufthansa Group and enhances its HighFlyer programme

Lufthansa and SWISS will be the first partner airlines to participate in the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With effect from 2 April 2018, businesses that are members of the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme in Singapore and Australia can earn HighFlyer points when flying on Lufthansa and SWISS operated flights… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport switches to summer time on 25 March 2018

ZURICH, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The summer timetable takes effect again at Zurich Airport with the switch to summer time on 25 March 2018. It will remain in force until Saturday, 27 October 2018. Different opening hours also apply to the observation decks. SWISS is adding two new destinations in France to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines to base Miles & More award miles on the price of the flight beginning in March 2018

Going forward, the assignment of award miles will be based on the price of the flight Bonus award miles for status members doubled at Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, among others No change to status miles and privileges Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines of Lufthansa Group are changing how award… Read the full press release

SWISS the first airline to offer commercial flights with Bombardier C Series aircraft to and from London City Airport

LONDON, 2017-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — On Tuesday 8 August SWISS became the first airline in the world to offer commercial flights with the Bombardier C Series aircraft to and from London City Airport. The advanced and innovative short- and medium-haul Bombardier CS100 will henceforth also operate SWISS’s scheduled services to and from London City…. Read the full press release

Robert Heusmann appointed Head of Fleet Planning at Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS as of March 1, 2016

VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Robert Heusmann assumes responsibility for fleet planning at Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS as of March 1, 2016 Robert Heusmann will assume the position as Head of Fleet Planning of the hub airlines Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS effective March 1, 2016. In this capacity he will be… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s airlines Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS to develop and establish new “direct connect” booking channels

Cologne, Germany, 2015-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Broad interest in alternative distribution channels; numerous collaborations with technology providers – More transparent and balances pass-through of costs of bookings via global distribution systems from 1 September The airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS – have reached a major milestone… Read the full press release

Bombardier: SWISS converted 10 of its 30 firm-ordered CS100 aircraft to the larger CS300 aircraft

Addition of the CS300 aircraft to SWISS’ fleet showcases confidence in the C Series family of aircraft Montréal, 2015-6-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier announced today that launch operator SWISS has converted 10 of its 30 firm-ordered CS100 aircraft to the larger CS300 aircraft. The original purchase agreement for 30 CS100 aircraft was signed… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group reports on first-half 2013 passenger and freight traffic figures

2013-07-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The aircraft of all airlines in the Lufthansa Group –  Lufthansa German Airlines (including Germanwings and Lufthansa Regional), SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo –were better utilised in the first half 2013. Increased utilisation is attributable to more demand-driven and more flexible steering of capacity measured in seat and freight-tonne kilometres than… Read the full press release

SWISS Selects Expedia Affiliate Network’s Chameleon Hotel Retailing and Smart Cross Sell Platforms to Increase Online Revenues

London, 2013-04-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN), the private label arm of the world’s largest online travel company, today expands its share of the airline market thanks to a new partnership with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The deal  will see one of Europe’s leading international airlines use EAN’s Chameleon® hotel retailing platform alongside… Read the full press release

SWISS appoints new CCO and CFO

2013-04-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The SWISS Management Board is complete once again. As its new Chief Commercial Officer the airline has appointed Markus Binkert, currently Head of Sales & Marketing Switzerland, Germany & Austria; and the successor to Marcel Klaus as Chief Financial Officer will be Roland Busch, presently Head of Finance & Information Management at… Read the full press release