28/10/2018
Swiss WorldCargo begins operating new routes for Winter Timetable 2018

Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin operating new flights according to its Winter Timetable. This year’s Winter Timetable introduces new global destinations in Asia and South America.

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon from Zurich will commence on November 15, 2018, operated twice weekly, while flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka will begin operating on November 3, 2018, two times weekly. A twice-weekly flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, will begin on 7 November.

By servicing these additional destinations, Swiss WorldCargo will continue to focus on meeting customer demands as well as complementing already established routes within the network. In Asia, Swiss WorldCargo currently handles cargo traffic on direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore and Phuket. In South America, destinations include São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

"The introduction of these new routes offers great new opportunities for us," said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo with Swiss International Air Lines. "This shows the impressive intercontinental footprint of both Swiss International Air Lines and Swiss WorldCargo. In addition to our increased cargo capacity with the arrival of new Boeing 777-300ERs, new destinations allow us to showcase our best-in-class quality and service on a variety of global routes."

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23/07/2018
Swiss WorldCargo fully CEIV certified
Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines, has received IATA’s Center for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification encompassing the entire airline and organization. The certification was awarded following an extensive review from IATA recognised independent auditors. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO handed over the certificate to Michael Niggemann, Chief Financial Officer and Member of Management Board of Swiss International Air Lines.

Swiss WorldCargo’s Zurich hub has already received the distinction of being CEIV certified in 2016, and is also recognised as GDP compliant by Swiss authorities Swissmedic. Based on meeting all necessary requirements, IATA now recognises Swiss WorldCargo’s globally consistent pharmaceutical handling and processes to safeguard product intergrity and maintain high quality standards. With this milestone, Swiss WorldCargo has now become part of a small group of airlines who have earned this recognition.

“I am incredibly proud of our achievement in attaining full CEIV pharma certification,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo. “Quality, reliability and long-standing experience underscore all our efforts in shipping products around the globe, and we are delighted to have been recognised at not just our hub, but throughout our entire airline and network. Our commitment to upholding safety standards throughout our global network offers us opportunities to carry out pharmaceutical shipments around the world. We are happy to play a valuable role in the shipment of pharmaceutical and life-saving products every day.”

“IATA congratulates Swiss WorldCargo on this important achievement, which demonstrates their commitment to the critical safeguarding of the integrity of pharma products. CEIV Pharma certification ensures these lifesaving products are handled using the best global standards of safety, security, compliance and efficiency,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

Swiss WorldCargo continues to develop a “pharma road-map” to improve its footprint in the important and growing segment of pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Previously, Swiss WorldCargo was the first company to establish the so-called “quality corridors,” or dedicated pharma traffic lanes between select destinations, that offer safe pharmaceutical shipments from airport to airport. With its CEIV Pharma certification, the firm provides further evidence of its adherence to the most important and strict international regulations standards for pharma shipments and further enhances its leadership in this segment.


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

Contact information Swiss WorldCargo:

Alexandra Dahl
Senior Manager
Head of Cargo Marketing and Communications
+41 44 564 42 58
alexandra.dahl-augustin@swiss.com

Fabian Mettler
Cargo Communications Executive
+41 44 564 47 54
fabian.mettler@swiss.com
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04/07/2018
Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo receive DHL Care Award

Quality, expertise and innovation in transporting temperature-sensitive cargo recognized

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo were awarded with the DHL Care Award, which recognizes both air freight providers for their excellence in the handling and safe shipment of temperature-sensitive life science products.

The awards ceremony took place on 28 June in Lake Maggiore, Italy. The DHL Care Awards, inaugurated in 2016, recognize the safe transport of temperature-sensitive life sciences products. Carriers receiving the award are selected by DHL based on their experience in shipment quality, ground handling expertise and innovation. Swiss WorldCargo previously received this award in 2016 and 2017, and Lufthansa Cargo in 2017.

“We are honored to receive the DHL Care Award 2018, this time for the third year in a row,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo at SWISS International Air Lines. “We are proud of this recognition and consider it a testament to our organisation’s continued dedication to the safe delivery and transportation of pharmaceutical products throughout the world.”

“We are very pleased that we have again received this important customer award together with our group colleagues for our services in the field of temperature-sensitive cargo. We will continue doing our utmost to offer our customers the most reliable and innovative solutions and to set new standards in the industry,” said Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo.

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

Lufthansa Cargo AG
Lufthansa Cargo ranks among the world’s leading air freight carriers. In the 2017 business year, the airline transported around 1.6 million tonnes of freight and mail and sold 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide. Lufthansa Cargo focuses on the airport-to-airport business. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in more than 100 countries with its own fleet of freighters, the belly capacities of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, and an extensive road feeder service network. The bulk of the cargo business is routed through Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly owned Lufthansa subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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From Ashwin Bhat

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15 years of “Cargo Matters”
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