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05/08/2019
Swiss WorldCargo to launch nonstop service to Osaka, Japan and Washington D.C., U.S.A. in March 2020

Additional plans to increase capacity with year-round Boeing 777-300ER on flights to Tokyo, Japan and Miami, U.S.A.


Zurich Airport, 5 August 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin nonstop services to Osaka, Japan, and Washington D.C., U.S.A., in March 2020. Flights to the two destinations will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 and Airbus A330-300, respectively.


Swiss WorldCargo will fly to Osaka five times weekly, while servicing Washington D.C. daily during its Summer Timetable, and five times weekly during its Winter Timetable. The new destinations will create nonstop connections between Japan’s third-largest city and the capital of the United States of America, while offering a weekly payload of 100 to 150 tonnes in each direction.


Additionally, the carrier will also begin operating a Boeing 777-300ER on daily flights to Tokyo, Japan, and Miami, U.S.A. Both destinations are already well-established and important routes within the Swiss WorldCargo network, currently flown with smaller Airbus A330 and A340 equipment. The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to all-Boeing 777-300ER service from Summer 2020. The larger-capacity Boeing 777-300ERs will offer an increase in payload.


“We are very excited to announce our new destinations for 2020, which allow us to expand our reach within strategic global markets,” said Alexander Arafa, Head of Global Area & Contribution Management. “By increasing capacity to and from major locations in Japan and the U.S.A, we are able to further meet the needs of our customers in these cities and their surrounding regions.”


Flights and schedule changes will begin going into effect following the arrival of two new Boeing 777-300ER to the SWISS aircraft fleet.


Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.


This media release is also available on swissworldcargo.com

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02/07/2019
Swiss WorldCargo approves CSafe RAP for wide-bodied aircraft

2 July 2019, Zurich Airport, Switzerland – Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, has approved the CSafe RAP for its fleet of wide-bodied aircraft. The CSafe RAP is CSafe’s latest innovation in active temperature-controlled containers and has quickly gained approval to fly on an ever-expanding list of airlines. 


Susanne Wellauer, Head of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Vertical Industry Management, comments: “Swiss WorldCargo is delighted to allow CSafe RAP containers onboard our aircraft. Our partnership underscores not only a continued focus on quality in shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods worldwide everyday, but also our dedication to finding the best solutions for doing so.”


Jeff Pepperworth, Chief Executive Officer for CSafe Global states, “Adding Swiss WorldCargo to our directory of airline partners approved to fly the CSafe RAP certainly extends our ability to serve more life-science customers with this state-of-the-art air cargo container solution.  We are proud to further our partnership with SWISS and believe the combination of our industry-leading solution with their pharma cargo service will go a long way to ensure that life-enhancing, temperature-sensitive products make it to patients in need around the world.”


The CSafe RAP is part of Swiss WorldCargo’s growing portfolio of temperature-controlled containers. It underscores CSafe’s dedication to quality and ensures Swiss WorldCargo’s commitment to providing the best solutions to maintain temperature integrity and the deliver temperature-sensitive, life-enhancing products worldwide.
 
Swiss WorldCargo
Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.
This media release can be found at swissworldcargo.com
 

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21/06/2019
Swiss WorldCargo wins DHL Care Award for the fourth time in a row, reflecting excellence in pharmaceutical and healthcare transport

Miami, June 21, 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, has won the DHL CARE Award, this year for the fourth time in a row. The award was given by DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, on June 19 in Miami, Florida.


The Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) honours air freight providers for their excellence in the handling and safe shipment of temperature-sensitive life science products. Recipients of the DHL CARE Award, which was first instituted back in 2016, offer exceptional service, quality, ground handling and innovative technologies and processes for their shipments. Swiss WorldCargo has previously received the award in 2016, 2017 and 2018.


“We are delighted and honoured to receive the 2019 DHL CARE Award, this time for the fourth year in a row,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Swiss WorldCargo. “This achievement underscores not only our work with DHL, but also both our companies’ continued commitment to best-in-class quality and service offerings in the field of temperature-sensitive cargo. We look forward to a continued strong partnership between our organizations and will continue with our focus on our reliability and quality commitment in the future.”


“Swiss WorldCargo has been one of our valued partners for many years. Being awarded with the DHL CARE Award for the fourth time in a row clearly reflects their service excellence,” stated Thomas Mack, Head of Global Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.

 

Swiss WorldCargo Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 84 countries. The extensive Swiss WorldCargo network of airfreight services is further supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is consistently committed to delivering Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability.

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