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Swiss WorldCargo to market cargo capacity between Zurich and Newark thanks to fleet upgrade

30/03/2012

Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. has announced the replacement of the leased all business-class Boeing 737 with wide bodied aircrafts on the Zurich-Newark route.  Swiss WorldCargo, the cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. is mandated to market the cargo capacity of this route. Effective 31 March 2012, a daily service will be operated with A340-300 equipment, effectively adding cargo capacity to and from the region, in which SWISS already serves New York JFK. 

Newark Liberty International Airport is an important cargo gateway in the greater New York area, well situated to serve the entire east coast of the United States with Swiss WorldCargo’s finely meshed Road Feeder Service network already in place; from Newark, destinations like Philadelphia and Washington can be reached more easily. 

Pharmaceutical goods are expected to be a key commodity on the route. Located in the heart of New Jersey and its vibrant industrial sector, Newark is in fact the perfect entry point to one of the major manufacturing areas for pharmaceuticals worldwide – with 15 of the industries' leading companies present here. 

“SWISS’ service upgrade on this route will enable cargo customers from the greater New York area to take advantage of Swiss WorldCargo’s exceptional services and high quality transportation of general cargo and special products across our global network,” says Jack Lampinski, Managing Director, Area Management Americas. “ Most of the products in our portfolio are available on both directions and we are sure that, with our trademark focus on time-sensitive and care intensive solutions we will meet the demands of the customers in the fiercely competitive North American market.“ 

In North America, Swiss WorldCargo already offers multiple daily services between Zurich and New York JFK, daily services to Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Montreal complemented by a dense truck service.

The non-stop A340-300 service departs daily from Zurich at 17.30 with arrival in Newark at 20.20 on the same day. The return flight leaves Newark at 22.00 and reaches Zurich at 11.30 on the following morning. 

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58

alexandra.dahl-augustin@swiss.com

 

Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
P.O. Box ZRHLX/CM
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02

silvia.cappelli@swiss.com