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Swiss WorldCargo introduces new Zurich-Kiev service

28/10/2013

Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, today announces the introduction of a new non-stop flight between Zurich and Kiev.  The new daily service to the capital of Ukraine, operated with A-320 aircraft, will effectively add cargo capacity to and from Eastern Europe.

The second largest contiguous country on the European continent, Ukraine is regarded as being a developing economy with high potential for future success, holding many competitive advantages such as abundant natural resources and vast stretches of arable land in a strategic location with a highly skilled labour force.

The country is already well known for its strength in the heavy-industry base as well as the refinery of metallurgical products. Among the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Ukraine is the second-biggest export market for Switzerland after Russia and has proven to be an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre.

The Swiss export to the Ukraine is dominated by pharmaceutical products, machinery and consumer goods whilst the import to Switzerland from the Ukraine predominantly constitutes raw materials, industrial consumables and foods as well as machinery and agriculture products.

"Our additional service into Ukraine strengthens Swiss WorldCargo’s position in Eastern Europe and builds on to the extensive list of destinations that connect this region to the rest of the world," Lâlin Sabuncuo?lu - Janssen, Head of Area Management Europe & Africa comments. “All our range of products is 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 of this diversified and developing market.“

SWISS flight LX2290 departs Zurich at 09:45 and arrives in Kiev at 13:20. The return flight LX2291 leaves Kiev at 14:10 and lands in Zurich at 15:50. SWISS is operating the daily Kiev-Zurich flight with an Airbus A320, offering up to 2.4 tonnes of capacity in both directions. 

 

Timetable

Zurich-Kiev (daily) LX2290 ZRH-KBP 09:45-13:20

Kiev-Zurich (daily) LX2291 KBP-ZRH 14:10-15:50

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Key facts

- First flight: Sunday 27 October 2013

- Equipment: Airbus A320

- Cargo capacity: up to 2.4 tonnes per leg

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