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Edelweiss to Fly to La Palma

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, is expanding its services to the Canary Islands with the addition of a direct flight to La Palma as of 28th October 2018. Read more

Edelweiss Builds a Home of Hope

Edelweiss has operated flights to San José since May 2017. The fact that poverty is a part of everyday life in Costa Rica -and in other beautiful holiday destinations as well- is something Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline chooses not to ignore. For Edelweiss, Social Responsibility does not stop at the Swiss border. Instilled with that sense of responsibility, 23 Edelweiss employees, together with CEO Bernd Bauer, presented an impoverished family in a poor San José neighbourhood with the gift of a house – which they had built with their own hands. Read more

Edelweiss to offer flights to the Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Vietnam starting in 2018

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, is going east. The carrier will expand its long-haul route network with flights to the Seychelles, Colombo/Sri Lanka and Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam in 2018. This will coincide with an increase of flight frequencies to various other long-haul destinations. Read more

Edelweiss to Serve Buenos Aires with Direct Flights Starting in November 2018

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, is expanding its long-haul route network to South America. Starting in November 2018, the carrier will offer two weekly direct flights from Zurich to Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires. Read more

Edelweiss to Add Three Airbus A320 Aircraft to Its Fleet

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, will add three Airbus A320 aircraft to its short- and medium-haul fleet next year. This will bring the airline’s fleet total to fifteen aircraft by the end of 2018. Read more

20% More Holiday Destinations: Edelweiss to Massively Expand Its Route Network in Summer 2018

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, will increase its route network by more than twenty per cent in 2018. This expansion will translate into eleven new holiday destinations. As well as long-haul destinations, such as Orlando, Denver and Varadero, the airline will fly to eight new dream destinations in the short- and medium-haul range. Read more

Edelweiss Adds a New Long-haul Aircraft to Its Fleet

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, has added a second Airbus A340 bringing its total fleet to ten aircraft. The fully refurbished long-haul aircraft offers flight passengers a relaxing start to their holiday. Read more

An Enchanting Connection

With a bit of luck, visitors and hikers in the car-free village of Braunwald may just get a glimpse of a dainty Edelweiss flower growing shyly in a remote corner of this stunning mountain setting. Since Tuesday, 14th March, the queen of alpine flowers can also be admired in XXL format – in the shape of an aircraft cabin seat. Read more

More Flights to Mainland Egypt

2017/18 Winter Timetable of Edelweiss includes more flight services to mainland Egypt. As well as the resumption of flights to Marsa Alam, Hurghada will be served with one additional weekly flight. Read more

More Flights to Popular Holiday Destinations in Winter 2017/18

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, will operate more flight services in winter 2017/2018. The 2017/18 Winter Timetable includes significantly more short-haul and medium-haul flights to several popular holiday destinations, offering travellers even greater flexibility and dependability when planning their holidays. Read more

Swiss Holiday Regions Are Ready for Take-off

“Braunwald“ and “Schatzalp“ are ready to take off to the world’s most beautiful destinations. This morning, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, Edelweiss, held a naming ceremony for two aircraft, which have been named after Swiss holiday regions. Read more

A special “Bratwurst” sausage made for Edelweiss

Winter in Switzerland is the time of year when many traditional Swiss foods are enjoyed across the country – and now on Edelweiss flights too! Passengers travelling with Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline between 1st December 2016 and 31st May 2017 will have the chance to savour some popular Swiss delicacies. The airline is delighted to pamper passengers with high-quality foods, including a sausage that is available exclusively on Edelweiss flights. Read more

Exclusive “Glarnertüechli” to Accessorise the Red Jacket

On Thursday, 1st December, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline held not only a ceremony to name its first Airbus A340 “Melchsee-Frutt“, but also presented a further significant novelty: for the first time in twenty years, the Edelweiss crew uniforms have undergone a complete redesign. The new look was created by Swiss designer Alexandra Pfister. Read more

Edelweiss wins the Swiss Travel Award 2016

On Thursday evening, 27th October, Edelweiss was recognised with the Swiss Travel Award 2016 in the category “Airlines Short-/Medium-haul” and came third in the category ”Airlines Long-haul“. Read more

Golf baggage flies for free

Golfers fly better with Edelweiss to the nicest golf courses in the world. With immediate effect until the end of March 2017, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline will transport the golf baggage (up to 23 kg) of its passenger for free on the entire route network. Read more

Edelweiss to cease flights to Sharm el Sheikh until further notice

Edelweiss has decided to cease all its flights to Sharm el Sheikh provisionally until the end of the current winter timetable period at the end of March 2017. The decision follows a reappraisal of the security situation and the latest assessments of the Sinai Peninsula by the relevant authorities. Read more

Experience the Züri Fäscht flight over Zurich as a 360-degree video

Thanks to Edelweiss and the PC-7 TEAM of the Swiss Air Force, this year’s Züri Fäscht visitors were treated to a very special highlight. On Saturday evening, 2nd July, hundreds of thousands of festival visitors looked to the sky to marvel at the aircraft as they flew over the city of Zurich. This formation flight can now be re-experienced as a 360-degree video. Read more

Three New Destinations to Suit All Holiday Tastes

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, is adding three holiday destinations to its long-haul network. The airline’s 2017 Summer Timetable will include flights to Cancún, Costa Rica and San Diego. Flights to these new destinations will be operated with the recently refurbished Airbus A340. Read more

More short- and medium-haul flight

Edelweiss, the leading Swiss leisure travel airline, is adding various short- and medium-haul frequencies to its 2016/17 winter schedule, and with its new Wireless Entertainment System is offering an even more entertaining start to holidays. Read more

Edelweiss to expand its fleet

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline, is set to expand its fleet over the next few years to include an additional three longhaul aircraft of the type Airbus A340 and a medium-haul aircraft of the type Airbus A320. The Edelweiss fleet will thus encompass 12 aircraft by 2018. Read more

26 degrees in February!

Anyone looking for a warm change to Switzerland’s cold and wet winter weather should consider a winter holiday in Cuba. With the 2015/16 Winter Timetable, Edelweiss is increasing its flight frequency to the Caribbean metropolis of Cuba so as to meet strong customer demand. Read more

Edelweiss to increase its seasonal non-stop service from Cape Town to Zurich to three weekly flights

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline, is increasing its seasonal non-stop schedule between Cape Town and Zurich from two to three weekly frequencies. Flights will operate during the South African summer season each Wednesday, in addition to the already existing flights on Tuesdays and Fridays. Read more

Direct flights to Las Vegas and Havana with Edelweiss

Edelweiss now operates direct flights from Zurich to two new destinations which are Havana and Las Vegas. Last week, the first flights to the Cuban capital and to the hub of entertainment were celebrated at Zurich Airport with numerous surprises. Read more

Bernd Bauer to succeed Karl Kistler as CEO of Edelweiss Air

Bernd Bauer, who is 48, currently Vice President Revenue Management, Pricing & Distribution at Swiss International Air Lines, is to succeed Karl Kistler as CEO of Edelweiss Air. The handover will be effected in the third quarter of this year. Karl Kistler, who is 61, wishes to put his responsibilities in new hands after 12 years at the Edelweiss helm. Read more

Edelweiss Winter Timetable 2014/15

The Edelweiss 2014/15 winter timetable includes some changes in the route network. The new long-haul routes Las Vegas and Havana, introduced in the 2014 summer timetable, are highly popular destinations. As a result, they will be served with one weekly flight during the winter months as well. The number of flights to Phuket will be increased to three per week. Read more