SWISS resuming passenger service to Shanghai in March

08 February 2023 09:38

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Kloten - SWISS will be resuming its flights to Shanghai, which were suspended in April 2022. One weekly service is initially planned on the route from 3 March, expanding to three flights per week from April onwards. Its service frequencies to and from Hong Kong will also be increased in the 2023 summer schedules.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced in a press release that it will be resuming its passenger services between Zurich and Shanghai. In view of the now-eased local entry provisions for mainland China, one weekly flight to the destination is planned from 3 March. SWISS will then expand this to three weekly frequencies from April onwards. According to the company, the flights will generally be operated using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft or alternatively Airbus A340-300.

In April 2022, SWISS suspended its previous scheduled passenger services due to the travel restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cargo flights continued.

The service will now resume to meet the growing demand for travel between these two major business centers and beyond. “Shanghai remains one of the key points in our network in terms of both inbound and outbound travelers,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS Chief Commercial Officer. SWISS also announced it will increase its flight frequency to Hong Kong. Five to six weekly flights are planned in the 2023 summer schedules. heg

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