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New Zurich-Singapore service up and running


Swiss International Air Lines’ inaugural non-stop flight between Zurich and Singapore took off yesterday at 22:45 and landed in Singapore today at 17:10 (local times). This new daily service, which is being operated with Airbus A340-300 equipment, offers Swiss WorldCargo’s customers significant airfreight capacity in both directions. Singapore is SWISS’s eighth Asian destination from its Zurich hub, and its addition to its network marks a further milestone in the airline’s growth.

The business-friendly city-state of Singapore has built on its advantageous geographical location to become one of the world’s top transportation hubs for sea and air cargo. The most extensive network of trade agreements in Asia also helps to make Singapore a major gateway to this rapidly-growing economic region.

Singapore holds a leading position in various areas of manufacturing such as electronics, precision engineering and chemicals. More than 30 leading biomedical science companies have also established their regional headquarters in the country. And Singapore has attracted other industries, too, such as medical and healthcare technology, IT products and clean-energy developers.

“We’re very proud to reconnect our global network to one of Asia’s most vibrant economic powerhouses,” comments Ashwin Bhat, Swiss WorldCargo’s Vice President Area Management Americas, Middle East and Asia. “Like Switzerland, Singapore is known for its quality, reliability and productivity. And our customers for this new route can be sure of receiving all the tailor-made airfreight solutions and high-grade service that they have come to expect from Swiss WorldCargo.”

All of Swiss WorldCargo’s products and services for general and special airfreight consignments are available on the new Zurich-Singapore route. And at Changi International Airport, shipments are handled 24 hours a day at the state-of-the-art facilities of Swiss WorldCargo’s handling partner SATS.

SWISS’s eastbound flight LX 178 departs from Zurich daily at 22:45 and arrives in Singapore at 17:10 the next day. The westbound flight LX 179 leaves Singapore at 23:10 and lands in Zurich at 06:10 (all times local). 

Key facts

- First flight: Sunday 12 May 2013

- Equipment: Airbus A340-300

- Cargo capacity: up to 18 tonnes per flight


Zurich-Singapore (daily) LX178 ZRH-SIN 22:45-17:10+

Singapore-Zurich (daily) LX179 SIN-ZRH 23:10-06:10+

+ the following day

Additional Information

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 42 58


Silvia Cappelli
PR & Online Communication

Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.
CH-8058 Zurich Airport
Phone +41 44 564 55 02