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SWISS To Resume 20% Of Its Original Services Capacity In June



In the next few days and weeks, the entry requirements of various European countries will be gradually reopened. This has led to increased demand for air travel. Therefore, SWISS plans to significantly expand its services on the June schedule in accordance with respective countries entry requirements.

“We plan to restore approximately 15% to 20% of our original services in June, and we are very pleased to be able to provide Switzerland with more connections to the world.”

Swiss International Airlines CEO Thomas Kruhl
SWISS CS100 Cabin
SWISS CS100 Cabin

SWISS plans to operate about 140 weekly flights from Zurich to 30 destinations in Europe, and about 40 weekly flights from Geneva to 14 destinations in Europe. The airline will still provide long-haul flights to Newark, USA three times a week, and more intercontinental destinations will be added in June. In addition, Swiss International Air Lines and its Swiss WorldCargo division will continue to operate its cargo-only flights to destinations around the world.

SWISS WorldCargo

Changes and additions to the June schedule will be announced soon in all reservation systems. According to the needs of customers, the expansion of flight schedules is proceeding gradually.

Starting Monday, May 4, 2020, all SWISS passengers will be required to bring their own face masks onboard all flights. The airline also recommends using masks at the airport before or after the flight if sufficient social distance cannot be observed. Despite the adjustments to the program, social distancing is not always possible, and this measure provides everyone with another layer of protection against SARS CoV2 transmission.

The recommendation will initially apply until August 31, 2020.

The current requirement for the second seat in Economy Class to remain vacant will no longer apply because the nose and mouth masks provide adequate protection. The probability of being infected with coronavirus while travelling by air is still very low: since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have been no known cases of infection on Swiss Airlines flights. All SWISS aircraft are equipped with high-performance air filters to ensure the same air quality as the operating room and to ensure vertical air circulation rather than diffusion in the cabin.

Swiss International Air Lines stated that it maintains close contact with relevant authorities to ensure the best protection for passengers and crew.

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    May 11, 2020 at 12:22 pm

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Emirates To Resume Flights To Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Harare and Mauritius, Boosting Global Network To 92 Destinations



Emirates Boeing777-300er

Emirates has announced on 24 September 2020 that it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations while prioritising the safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves around the world. 

Emirates’ African network will also now extend to 19 cities.

Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can safely connect to Dubai and to an array of onwards connections to Europe, the Far East, Middle East, West Asia and Australasia.

  • Johannesburg (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Cape Town (1 October) in South Africa;
  • Durban (4 October) in South Africa;
  • Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); 
  • Mauritius (3 October).

Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai.

Flights from Dubai to Mauritius will initially operate once a week on Saturdays, supporting the Mauritian government’s repatriation efforts to bring its citizens home, and enabling the recovery of the country’s tourism industry by safely connecting leisure travellers from Europe, the Far East and the Middle East to the popular Indian Ocean island destination. 

Customers can stop over or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring the safety of travellers, visitors, and the community, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.

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