Flag carrier Swiss International Air Lines, better known as SWISS, is fast expanding its route network for the 2024 summer schedule – which will commence from March 31st to October 26th. The airline is introducing a range of new regional short-haul and intercontinental long-haul destinations within Europe and North America to meet growing demand.
The demand surge is especially prominent from the younger generations, as highlighted by the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour when he said:
“In the wake of the pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that travel is a deeply-rooted human need, especially among the younger generations. The demand for air travel continues to rise steadily, and the loadings on our flights are now higher than ever. And we are delighted that we will further expand our route network next summer on both the short- and the long-haul front.”
New regional services
For next year’s summer season, SWISS will add a new non-stop flight service to and from Slovakia’s second-biggest city, Košice. The city is seen as the key center of Eastern Slovakia and is becoming attractive to foreign investors in Switzerland. The airline hopes to bridge the gap between the nations.
Currently, Helvetic Airways and Austrian Airlines operate the only direct flight services from Zurich to Košice. At this time of writing, it’s uncertain if SWISS will launch the route from Zurich, Geneva, or both, as tickets are yet to go on sale, and a specific start date has not been revealed yet. What is known is that the flag carrier plans to operate this route three times weekly using the Airbus A220s.