SWISS International Airlines announced that they will start new routes from Zurich to Kosice (Slovakia) and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
SWISS will be expanding its European route network in Summer 2024, adding a new non-stop service to and from Košice. Slovakia’s second-biggest city boasts both a rich cultural heritage and some truly impressive architecture. The key centre of Eastern Slovakia, the city offers a lively art and music scene along with a host of historic sights. The local region is also becoming increasingly attractive to foreign investors. SWISS will serve Košice three times weekly using advanced Airbus A220 aircraft.
SWISS will also offer a new service to and from Cluj-Napoca in Romania in the 2024 summer schedule. Cluj-Napoca is Romania’s second-largest city and is famed among other things for its rich history and its cultural variety. The city will receive thrice-weekly SWISS service with Airbus A220 equipment.
The varied programme of scheduled services that SWISS will operate from Zurich and Geneva in its 2024 summer schedules will extend to 113 destinations. Travellers from Zurich will be offered a choice of 67 European and 24 intercontinental destinations, and travellers from Geneva will be offered non-stop service to and from New York along with a choice of 43 short-haul destinations.
The 2024 summer timetable period will run from 31 March to 26 October 2024.
Mr. Viorel Federiga, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport, stated, “Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport remains a driving force for the region, and its efforts to enhance regional connectivity are now realized through this new route to Zurich, announced for the first time for 2024. The new route will serve, among others, a significant Romanian community in Zurich, exceeding 8,000 people.”
Mr. David Ciceo, General Manager of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport, conveyed the following: “Establishing air connections between Cluj-Napoca and Zurich is a highly anticipated moment for many passengers, and we are delighted that Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport will meet the connectivity needs between the two regions, whether for business or leisure travel. The decision of a new airline, Swiss International Air Lines, to operate flights to its main operational hub in Zurich and onwards to many destinations from major airports worldwide will provide diversity in travel options for passengers throughout Transylvania.”