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28/10/2019
Swiss WorldCargo begins operating new routes for Winter Timetable 2019, increasing capacity to and from Japan

Zurich Airport, 28 October 2019 - Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin operating flights according to its Winter Timetable today. This introduces new destinations as well as increased capacity in Asia.


As from 1 February, a daily Boeing 777-300ER will operate on flights to Tokyo, offering additional tonnage. Flights to Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city will commence on 1 March, serviced by an Airbus A340-300.


Cargo traffic will also resume on the following routes:
- Flights to Colombo will resume on 31 October; operated by an Airbus A340-300
- Flights to Phuket will resume on 3 November; operated by an Airbus A340-300
- Flights to Ho Chi Minh City will resume on 18 November; operated by an Airbus A340-300


In the Americas, the winter schedule will offer additional flights to and from Miami (MIA). This complements Swiss WorldCargo’s daily flights to North America gateways, including New York, Newark, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, and Chicago.


“We look forward to augmenting our customer offering in Japan,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines. “With additional capacity to Tokyo, as well as our first-ever direct flights to Osaka, we will be able to provide even better service in the region. Likewise, we will re-commence flights in select destinations in Asia and boost capacity in North America, thus rounding out our strong presence in both areas.”


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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03/10/2019
Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic extend partnership

Zurich Airport, 3 October 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo and Cargologic have agreed to continue their long-standing, successful partnership for another seven years. The partnership will see Swiss WorldCargo continue to use Cargologic’s airfreight handling competencies at its hub in Zurich, where Cargologic will maintain its position as dedicated ground handler.


According to Swiss WorldCargo’s Head of Quality and Services Christian Wyss, the main reasons for the extension are the reliability as well as quality of services offered by Cargologic. “We can depend on Cargologic as a professional partner delivering a premium service. Together, we offer our customers fast, efficient and reliable services. Needless to say, we jointly ensure that consignments arrive as per our promise to our customers.”


Marco Gredig, Managing Director of Cargologic, is also delighted about the ongoing cooperation with Swiss WorldCargo: “The long-term continuation of this proven partnership is extremely important to us. It is a clear reaffirmation of the Zurich Airport location and makes a substantial contribution to its future growth.”


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.


Cargologic – a leader in airfreight handling
As a leading Swiss airfreight handling specialist, Cargologic processes 440,000 tonnes of goods a year. The company currently has around 800 employees in Zurich, Basel, Berne and Lugano. Cargologic provides airlines and forwarders with customized services in all areas of freight handling. These include import, export and transit shipments, as well as the dispatch of special consignments and security checks for air freight.


Cargologic is part of the Rhenus Group
The Rhenus Group has an annual turnover of EUR 5.1 billion, making it one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. It has some 31,000 employees based at 660 locations. Throughout the supply chain, the Rhenus Group provides solutions for a wide range of industries, including multimodal transportation, storage, customs clearance and innovative added-value services.


This media release can be found at swissworldcargo.com

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17/09/2019
Swiss WorldCargo continues capturing Success Stories, launches new advertising campaign

Zurich Airport, 17 September 2019 – Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, has launched a new marketing campaign. Each advertisement, continuing the previously launched “Success Stories,” provides insight into the company’s successful shipment of care-intensive assets.


The images highlight four specific commodities: high-end clothing/garments, luxury watches, high-tech products and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals transported to different destinations within the Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss network.


The visuals/stories illustrate:

  • New York City/Fashion: Swiss WorldCargo flies from Zurich and Geneva to the world’s fashion capital up to four-times daily, ensuring the regular transport of high-value garments and clothing. These are then distributed on to various designers, fashion houses and international shows.
     
  • Singapore, different climates/Pharmaceutical goods: Swiss WorldCargo’s daily flight to and from Singapore is a primary route for temperature-sensitive traffic. Additionally, the carrier routinely delivers pharmaceutical goods to destinations in all climates, ensuring that life-saving medicines and life sciences products meet the requirements of the cool chain and are transported safely to end customers.
     
  • San Francisco/High-tech: Customers routinely ship high-tech goods between Silicon Valley and Zurich, due to the safe and high-quality transportation that Swiss WorldCargo provides.
     
  • Geneva/Luxury Watches: Swiss WorldCargo’s second hub is located within Western Switzerland’s watchmaking industry, making this the ideal location from which to transport these valuable goods with precision to destinations all around the world.

“This campaign is in line with our core values and highlights both the Swiss WorldCargo network and the complex shipments we routinely carry. The Success Stories reflect our brand of being a quality-focused and a specialized carrier,” explained Alexandra Dahl-Augustin, Head of Marketing, Swiss WorldCargo. “We aim to add on to this campaign in the next few months, with visuals of new commodities and markets.”


“It is vital that we continue to regularly communicate about our successes and leadership within the markets,” said Ashwin Bhat, Head of Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo. “We strive to capture the close collaboration and successes that we enjoy with our customers around the world, and the impressive work that our teams deliver every day. We also want to ensure that our brand stands for and continues to reflect our quality and premium capabilities.”


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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