Following the announcement of the reduction of formalities for entering the United States, the airline Swiss International Air Lines is seeing an increase in demand both in the tourism and visits to relatives segment and in that of business travel.
The Swiss national company welcomed “the White House’s announcement of a lifting of restrictions for travelers vaccinated, and this while it overall records “a significantly higher proportion business travellers. This trend is confirmed according to the Swiss press release “especially for small and medium-sized Swiss companies with an international vocation for which, experience shows, personal contacts are essential”. It again offers business travelers a “higher number of weekly flights to European destinations as well as to North America”.
Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Chief Commercial Officer of the Star Alliance company, said: “We welcome the announced reduction in formalities for entering the United States and have recently seen a substantial increase in demand, which is whether tourism, visits to relatives but also business trips. We offer a wide range of offers and services, in particular to meet the changing needs and requirements of our business travellers”.
The airline normally offers six American destinations: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (JFK and Newark) and San Francisco, with a codeshare on site with United Airlines. At Geneva-Cointrin airport in particular, the resumption of flights to New York-JFK is now scheduled according to the GDS, with initially four weekly rotations operated by Airbus A330-300.
The Swiss network currently covers more than 90% of the destinations offered from Zurich and Geneva airports, “although with a lower capacity”. It is also expanding its range of lounges at Kloten Airport: the SWISS Alpine Lounge will be open daily from 06:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. for Senators and Star Gold passengers. SWISS passengers also benefit from extended opening hours in Lounge Center A, including the First Class Lounge, as well as in the Senator Lounge in Dock E.
Remember that the Lufthansa Group, of which it is a part along with Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings, will offer 17 destinations in the United States this winter.