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Relax above the clouds

Haute cuisine on board an airliner? Why not? If you are a passenger on Switzerland’s leading airline, which makes daily flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Zürich and Geneva, be ready for surprises. New routes, 250 types of digital media: these innovations and more have been initiated by Swiss Airlines for the new season.

The whole world with SWISS

Swiss Airlines is pleased to present a summer schedule with extended international air transportation links from Zürich and Geneva. The route network includes five new seasonal destinations and the comfort level on board is increasing due to the introduction of the Bombardier C-series aircraft into service.

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and the starting point for a variety of cruise and ferry routes along its coast. Nature lovers who prefer active leisure can enjoy a direct flight to Cork in the south of Ireland, the base point for the Wild Atlantic Way.

Among the latest specialty routes are flights to the island of Sylt and Figari in Corsica, which are famous for their beaches and offer numerous opportunities for water sports activities. Nis, a small town in the south of Serbia, is another addition to the extensive route network in the Balkans, and Edelweiss Airlines will offer flights to the Greek island of Zakynthos throughout the summer season.

Only fresh media

Since the beginning of March, travelers in all three SWISS classes have had access to a new line of digital newspapers and magazines, including more than 250 titles in various languages. Before and after the flight, the airline’s customers, using their booking code or ticket number, can download the latest issues of their favorite newspapers or magazines onto their mobile devices. The number of possible downloads varies depending on the flight class and bonus program status. Publications can be downloaded within seven days before departure and three days after arrival.

These digital media will gradually replace the printed newspapers and magazines on board, but print editions will continue to be generally available in the SWISS departure lounge and in first and business classes on long-haul flights.

Haute cuisine on board

Within three months, SWISS premium passengers will be able to taste traditional dishes from the Canton of Vaud in the west of Switzerland. The menu has been specially designed by chef Thomas Neeser from the Grand Hôtel du Lac in Vevey, the recipient of a Michelin star and 16 points from GaultMillau.

SWISS customers will be offered such delicacies as smoked trout fera-mousse with lobster cocktail, veal fillets with shallots and black bean sauce, quail with pureed peas, trout fillets with lemon sauce, and couscous with fennel. For dessert, the famous chef, known for his passion for French gastronomy and seasonal products, has come up with coconut mousse with grapefruit and raspberry sorbet with violets.

Not far from Vevey lie the vineyards of Lavaux, which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The local wines are famous beyond the canton and the borders of Switzerland. The red and white wines Clos du Boux, Mersyca Grand Réserve, Château de Vufflens Grand Cru and Domaine Grange Volet will be the perfect complement to the delicious dishes, and assorted local cheeses will round off the menu.

Even more comfort

Whilst traveling in SWISS business class, you will enjoy more than just fine dining and an entertainment program on large screens.

For maximum comfort, the airline’s customers on intercontinental flights will have the opportunity to reserve one of the SWISS Privacy Seats in advance. This single window arm-chair was specially designed to provide more privacy. Increased storage space and commodious cross-sections are especially suitable for passengers who want to work during the flight.

The price depends on the length of the flight and varies from 91 to 187 euros. Booking a Privacy Seat is possible during booking or through the website swiss.com. Passengers with HON Circle and Senator status can choose a Privacy Seat for free if these seats are available during the booking.

Facts and Figures

Swiss Airlines is a Swiss airline operating flights from Zürich and Geneva to more than 100 destinations in 46 countries and flying more than 16 million passengers per year on its 95 airplanes.

As a Swiss airline company, SWISS reflects the country’s traditional values and strives to provide the highest quality of services. The staff includes more than 8,500 people.

Swiss Airlines is a member of Lufthansa Group and a member of Star Alliance, the largest airline union in the world.