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SWISS named “Best Short-Haul Airline” at travel awards

On 16 October 2009 Swiss International Air Lines received the esteemed ‘best short-haul airline’ award at the 23rd Annual Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

SWISS customers can now use miles for carbon offsets

SWISS customers booking their flight online at can immediately calculate the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions their planned travel will generate and compensate for these via the Swiss-based myclimate foundation.

New SWISS cabin proves a hit with customers

SWISS travellers are delighted with the new cabin on the airline’s Airbus A330-300 long-haul twinjets, the company’s latest customer survey reveals. Guest satisfaction saw a tangible increase in all three seating classes.

SWISS names Airbus A330-300 ‘Bellinzona’

Bellinzona, the capital of Switzerland’s Canton Ticino, now has its name on a SWISS aircraft. The new Airbus A330-300 HB-JHC was named last month at Zurich Airport.

SWISS teams up with The Peninsula Hong Kong

SWISS teams up with The Peninsula Hong Kong

SWISS First and SWISS Business guests flying from Hong Kong to Zurich will soon be enjoying new menus consisting of culinary delights; from tomorrow onwards, premium travellers on these flights will be offered meals created by Florian Trento, the Swiss executive chef at The Peninsula Hong Kong, the world-famous five-star hotel.

A taste of culinary excellence for Swiss passengers

A taste of culinary excellence for Swiss passengers

Swiss First and Swiss Business class travellers on Swiss International Airlines flights will soon enjoy culinary excellence from the cuisine of Restaurant Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives.

SWISS launches twice daily service to Oslo

On Friday, 19 June 2009, SWISS operated its first fight from Zurich to Oslo. SWISS CEO-designate Harry Hohmeister officially opened the new route. The Norwegian capital is now served twice daily with an Airbus A319.

SWISS names Airbus A320 ‘Arosa’

The name of Arosa, the popular Swiss alpine resort, will now be carried on an Airbus A320 of the Swiss International Air Lines fleet.

SWISS makes fuel surcharge adjustments

SWISS is to raise its fuel surcharge for long-haul flights by CHF 8 to CHF 122 per sector. The fuel surcharge for SWISS’s European flights (including Cairo and Tel Aviv) rises CHF 2 to CHF 31 per sector. The new surcharges will apply to all tickets for travel from Switzerland issued on or after 10 June.

SWISS premieres new short film

SWISS this week premiered “LX Forty”, its new short film by Marc Forster. The Swiss star director (whose credits include the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace) not only takes the viewer on a personal “journey of the mind”; he also makes his first-ever appearance in front of the camera.

SWISS welcomes Canton Schwyz specialities aboard

The ‘SWISS Taste of Switzerland’ inflight catering concept writes a new chapter today with the arrival of specialities from Canton Schwyz in Central Switzerland. For the next three months, Daniel Jann, host and owner of the Landgasthof Adler in Ried-Muotathal, will be providing local culinary delights for SWISS’s First and Business Class guests.

Hiltl vegetarian cuisine gets on board with SWISS

SWISS and the renowned Hiltl vegetarian restaurant are forming a long-term partnership: as of 27 May SWISS passengers in all three classes will be able to enjoy meatless dishes created by Rolf Hiltl and his team.

Take a journey of the mind with SWISS

SWISS and top Swiss movie director Marc Forster (whose credits include the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace) are making a short film. ‘LX Forty’ also features Forster’s first-ever appearance in front of the camera, inviting the viewer to join him on a personal “journey of the mind”.

SWISS puts first Airbus A330-300 into service

SWISS’s first new Airbus A330-300 embarked on its first revenue flight this week (April 20), taking off from Zurich punctually at 13:00 on LX 14 to New York. The flight’s 227 passengers enjoyed a totally new inflight product in all three seating classes.

SWISS expands its services from Geneva

Swiss International Air Lines is enlarging its range of non-stop services to and from Geneva.