Swiss International Air Lines’ new service to Singapore commenced Sunday evening with the departure of the first eastbound LX 178 flight from Zurich.
The new route had previously been formally inaugurated at the departure gate by SWISS CEO Harry Hohmeister and Thomas Kupfer, Switzerland’s ambassador to Singapore. The new destination – its eighth in the region – further strengthens SWISS’s position in the rapidly-growing Asian market.
SWISS launched its new non-stop Zurich-Singapore service on the 12th of May 2013 when the first eastbound LX 178 flight, operated by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft, took off punctually from Zurich Airport at 22:45. The new route had previously been formally inaugurated at the departure gate by SWISS CEO Harry Hohmeister and Thomas Kupfer, Switzerland’s ambassador to Singapore.
“Our new non-stop service to and from one of Asia’s prime economic hubs will meet the needs of Swiss business and industry and the broader Swiss population alike,” said Harry Hohmeister at the new flight’s inauguration. “Singapore is very important to Switzerland: several hundred Swiss companies have offices or operations there, and it also has a larger Swiss community than most Asian cities.”
“Also for Scandinavian passengers, Singapore will be smoothly connected with shortest transfer times via our modern and customer friendly hub Zurich”, adds Urs Limacher, SWISS Regional Manager Scandinavia & Finland. “Until May 22nd, our customers can still benefit from an attractive launch offer in Business Class from SEK 19’981:-*“ he continues.
Stockholm – Zurich LX 1255 19:35 – 22:00
Zurich – Singapore LX 178 22:45 – 17:15 (the following day)
Singapore – Zurich LX 179 23:10 – 06:10 (the following day)
Zurich – Stockholm LX 1248 06:50 – 09:10
*For return fares inc. taxes, booked at swiss.com. Time limited offer, subject to availability.
SWISS’s Far East Airline Network
Swiss International Air Lines currently serves seven destinations in the Far East via Zurich: Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and Bangkok. SWISS customers can also take advantage of flights to seasonal destinations such as Male, Colombo and Phuket, which are served by Edelweiss Air, a member of the SWISS Group.
Swiss International Air Lines – SWISS – serves 73 destinations in 39 countries all over the world (summer schedule 2013) via its Zurich hub and the further international airports of Basel and Geneva with its 92-aircraft fleet. From Scandinavia, SWISS operates several daily flights from Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen to Zurich. As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS is a byword for traditional Swiss values. True to its roots, the company is dedicated to providing the highest possible quality in all its products and services. With its manageable medium size, SWISS is also optimally equipped to remain as close as possible to its customers and meet their individual needs.