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The 2024 summer flight schedule at Zurich Airport comes into force on Good Friday, 29 March. Bild Rémy Steiner Photography

What the summer timetable from Zurich has to offer

Nine additional destinations appear in the 2024 summer timetable, and Swiss is increasing connections on long-haul routes.

Compared to last summer, the new timetable increases the number of directly served destinations from Zurich to 200, which is nine more destinations than in summer 2023. The 2024 summer timetable comes into force on Good Friday, 29 March.

Swiss is contributing to the changes: From 7 May, it will connect Zurich with the South Korean capital Seoul three times a week. In the summer timetable, it is thus supplementing the route that is already served seasonally by Korean Air. The home carrier is also expanding its connections to North America: Swiss will be flying to Washington from 28 March and to Toronto from 10 May. While Toronto will be served five times a week in summer, Washington will be served daily in summer and also five times a week in winter. Delta Air Lines is also resuming its service to Atlanta.

Edelweiss now flies daily to Vancouver during the summer months and also serves Calgary, Tampa and Denver even more frequently than before. The holiday carrier is also increasing its frequency to Phuket and extending its seasonal service to Bogotà and Cartagena in Colombia from winter to summer.

Although the number of connections to China is still below the pre-pandemic level, there has been a noticeable recovery. Swiss will also resume daily flights to Shanghai from the summer timetable, bringing the number of flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong back to pre-crisis levels. Cathay Pacific is increasing the frequency on the Hong Kong-Zurich route to four flights per week.

More frequencies to the Mediterranean

After a three-year hiatus, Tunisair is returning to Zurich. The timing is right. Demand for Tunisia has recently picked up significantly. Tunisair connects Zurich twice a week with Tunis and once a week with Djerba.

Those wishing to fly to Spain have even more options this summer. Edelweiss is serving the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands and the Spanish mainland with higher frequencies. Swiss will also be flying more frequently to Alicante and Madrid during the summer timetable. From the end of March, Alicante will also be served by Easyjet with up to two weekly connections.

Greece remains popular: Edelweiss will be flying to Heraklion on Crete up to 17 times a week – five more frequencies than before. There are also more connections to the destinations of Chania, Corfu and Zakynthos. There are now daily flights to Kos and Rhodes in the programme. Aegean Airlines is also expanding its service to Athens to up to 11 weekly connections.

New additions to Northern European flights

Scandinavian Airlines will be flying up to three times a day to Oslo in the summer and Edelweiss will be operating a weekly scheduled flight to Evenes in the Norwegian Lofoten Islands for the first time and increasing its frequency to Tromsø from two to three flights a week. Edelweiss is also increasing its services to Edinburgh in Scotland, Newquay in Cornwall and Keflavik in Iceland.

Swiss will operate seven weekly flights to London Gatwick, its third London airport. Eurowings, for its part, is launching the Berlin-Zurich route with up to eleven flights per week, while easyJet is increasing its service to Berlin to up to eight weekly flights. The Italian airline ITA Airways is increasing the frequency on the Rome-Zurich route to two daily flights.

There are also innovations in the direction of Eastern Europe: Swiss is adding Košice in Slovakia to its range of destinations for the first time and is connecting Zurich with three flights a week all year round. Cluj-Napoca in Romania will also be served for the first time - also three times a week and all year round.