Edelweiss/SWISS to open a new direct flight between Zurich (Switzerland) and Colombo

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Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to Asia. From 3rd November 2018 the airline will offer seasonal flights between Zurich and Colombo.

An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Colombo connecting the two cities directly. The new connection allows Swiss and other European tourists to reach Sri Lanka with ease and in comfort. “Sri Lanka and its countless leisure activities are very popular among Swiss tourists” says Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss. “Swiss vacationers tend to spend more time and money than visitors from other countries. Our flights will bring approximately 11.000 visitors to Colombo each year, generating an annual economic impact of more than USD 32million”.

As well as opening Sri Lanka to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route offers a convenient direct flight for travellers from around Colombo to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities and world-wide destinations with Swiss International Air Lines.

Flight schedule (from 3rd November 2018)

Thursday Zurich – Colombo 17:55 – 08:20 (+1) LX8064
Friday Colombo – Zurich 10:05 – 16:45 LX8065
Saturday Zurich – Colombo 21:05 – 11:30 (+1) LX8064
Sunday Colombo – Zurich 13:15 – 19:45 LX8065

The route will be operated with an Airbus A340-300 seating314 passengers. Edelweiss Business Class is equipped with 27 fully lie-flat seats and a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system with HD touchscreens.Economy Max encompasses 76 comfortable seats with 6 inch more legroom, more recline and many other amenities. The 211 seats in Economy Class provide for a relaxing flight and offer an inflight entertainment system that also features HD touchscreens.

For more information regarding the Edelweiss product visit www.flyedelweiss.com


About Edelweiss

Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations around the world. With a fleet of fifteen aircraft in 2018, the airline operates flights to 66 destinations in 32 countries. Every year, some 1.8 million passengers fly with Edelweiss to and from their holiday destination and enjoy a relaxing travel experience. This includes great on-board service provided with the warmth, reliability and hospitality that Edelweiss is known for. Edelweiss is a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.


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