Swiss is to launch non-stop flights between Zurich and Singapore from next May, four years after its route via Bangkok was dropped.
In 2009 we reported Swiss’ decision to cut flights to Singapore after 40 years of service, “in response to recent trends and changes in demand” (see online news April 2, 2009).
Last time round flights were offered via Bangkok, but now the carrier has announced it will launch daily non-stop flights to the southeast Asian city-state from May 12, 2013, using Airbus A340 aircraft configured with 219 seats.
Flight LX178 will depart Zurich at 2245, arriving in Singapore at 1710 the following day, with the return leg LX179 leaving at 2305, and landing back into Zurich at 0610 the following day.
Tickets for the new service will be available from October 8.
Fellow Star Alliance member Singapore Air currently serves the Zurich-Singapore route daily with an A380 aircraft, with Swiss codesharing on the service.
For more information visit singaporeair.com.
Report by Mark Caswell