Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is expanding its portfolio of destinations for the coming winter season with a new service to Bristol in Southern England, served from Zurich.
Bristol will be served once weekly starting from February 4, 2023. The new service will be operated with SWISS Airbus A220 equipment and the Embraer E190 aircraft of wet-lease partner Helvetic Airways.
‘Given this summer’s difficult operating situation throughout Europe’s air transport sector, we are focusing on further stabilizing our SWISS services in the coming winter schedules,’ said Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour. ‘In doing so, we’ll be offering our customers a range of flights that’s actually more extensive than it was before the pandemic. In Europe in particular we’re providing an attractive choice of destinations for the colder season. At the same time, though, we’ve been conservative in our planning and have reduced our flight programme by a number of frequencies, to ensure that we can keep our schedules as stable as possible.’
Rupert Lawrie, Commercial Director, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted with the announcement of SWISS offering customers their first ever direct service between Zurich and Bristol commencing February 2023. This is a major milestone in our business recovery in welcoming a new scheduled airline to Bristol Airport and shows consumer confidence is returning after the Covid impact the aviation industry has suffered in recent years. We look forward to working with SWISS and developing this important route in the future.’
The 2022/23 SWISS winter schedules are now available on www.swiss.com. The winter timetable period runs from October 30, 2022 to March 26, 2023.