The Swiss airline, Swiss International Air Lines, has started the first quarter of the year by adding additional frequencies on existing routes in Spain and launching flights to new destinations, such as expanding routes to China. Likewise, Swiss has maintained its commitment to the airports of Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia, by keeping up the 147 weekly flights and expanding existing services for the summer period.

2011 was a positive year for SWISS, obtaining an operating profit of CHF 306 million while its income from operating activities amounted to 4,927 million Swiss francs (over 4,036 million euros). It also beat its own record for passenger transport, with more than 15.3 million. In 2011 the company increased operations to and from our country by 30%.

Swiss International Air Lines (Group) achieved revenues from operating activities of 4,927 million Swiss francs in 2011, up 3% compared to 4,474 million Swiss francs in the previous year. The airline achieved an operating profit of 306 million Swiss francs, compared with the 368 million in 2010. Last year the company operated a total of 150,131 flights, up 6.2% (141,405) over the previous year, and managed to beat its own record with 15,317,275 passengers, an increase of 8.1% in relation to 2010.

During 2011, SWISS increased its number of flights to and from Spain by 30%, thus enabling them to carry over 1.6 million passengers to and from Spain, according to figures from AENA - representing an increase of 26% over the same period last year. The company currently operates 147 weekly flights between Switzerland and five major national airports: Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia.

As for its offer to the Asian giant, Swiss has increased its offer to China with the newly opened route to Beijing, a destination to be added to Hong Kong and Shanghai. This new frequency operates five weekly services between Zurich - Beijing and SWISS plans to make this destination a daily service (7 flights per week) from May 31 of the present year.

Source:  Globalasia. com


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