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23/03/2020
Swiss WorldCargo launches charter flights to support global supply chains

Zurich Airport, March 23, 2020 – Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, will operate cargo-only flights on some aircraft beginning this week.

Swiss WorldCargo is a belly carrier, transporting high-value and care-intensive goods on the existing SWISS passenger network. In these unprecedented times, the carrier is committed to continue maintaining global supply chains and delivering goods on behalf of its customers.

This week, Swiss WorldCargo will fly twice between Zurich and Hong Kong, the first of several planned charter flights. The route will be serviced by the Airbus A340-300, and additional destinations and aircraft may be selected based on customer needs for global shipping.

“Despite the slowdown in global air travel, we are seeing an ongoing demand for the transportation of goods,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines. “At Swiss WorldCargo, we are therefore committed to supporting logistics and customer needs, especially for the shipping of sensitive goods such as medicines or pharmaceuticals. We aim to continue to offer the Swiss quality and consistency we are known for throughout the industry.”

For anyone potentially interested in charter services, please contact cargo.charter@swiss.com.

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 careintensive 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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01/03/2020
Swiss WorldCargo begins flying to Osaka

1 March, Zurich Airport – Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, begins direct flights between Zurich and Osaka today. The non-stop Airbus A340-300 service between Zurich and Osaka enhances the connection between Japanese and Swiss markets and enables optimal connections to the entire Swiss WorldCargo network.

The service is operated during the following times:

Winter 2020
Zurich – Osaka                         LX 158            13:00 – 09:10+1           Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Osaka – Zurich                         LX 159            11:00 – 16:00                Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun

Summer 2020 (beginning 27 March, 2020)
Zurich – Osaka                         LX 158             13:00 – 08:10+1           Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Osaka – Zurich                         LX 159             10:05 – 15:45                Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun

The local handling agent assigned in Osaka is ANA Cargo Inc., located at Kansai International Airport. Tango Tomonari, based in Tokyo, will be responsible for the entire Swiss WorldCargo team in Japan. Jun Nakatani has recently been appointed as Head of Kansai Region.

Since 1 February, Swiss WorldCargo also operates a Boeing 777-300ER on its daily non-stop flight to Tokyo Narita Airport. This change in aircraft offers an increase in capacity of up to 40% on the Zurich-Tokyo lane.

“Today, we are proud to launch the 1st of our two new intercontinental destinations of 2020,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo. “With this direct connection, we can ensure our continued commitment to serving and connecting our customers in Switzerland with Far East and around the world. This is an exciting moment for us and we look forward to continuing to further offer our known Swiss reliability and quality.”

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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03/02/2020
Swiss WorldCargo begins flying to Ljubljana

3 February 2019, Zurich Airport – Swiss WorldCargo will begin cargo operations to Ljubljana, Slovenia, as of today. Swiss WorldCargo will operate flights between Zurich and Slovenia’s capital 7 times/week.


Swiss WorldCargo will plan flights using an Airbus A220 and Embraer E-190, with a weekly capacity ranging between 3.5 to 10 tons. As of today, general cargo shipments will be available to and from the destination, while mail will be accepted as of 2 March and special cargo in the coming weeks.
The dedicated team from Cargo Austria, based in Vienna, will handle LJU bookings and all operational issues. Physical ground handling will be done by A/P LJU (Fraport Slovenija). Furthermore, an RFS service for larger shipments is expected to open in the next months.


The service is important in connecting Slovenia’s capital and main business hub with a non-stop flight to Zurich, as well as to and from onward destinations within the wide-ranging intercontinental Swiss WorldCargo network.


“We are excited to begin operating our non-stop service to and from Ljubljana,” says Jochen Leibfritz, Head of Cargo North and East Europe. “The destination will connect Zurich and the entire Swiss WorldCargo network with an important Central European market which is home to a growing pharmaceutical sector.”


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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