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Zurich Airport, 28th October 2016

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“.

"This is great recognition for the daily work of our employees, and it shows us that we are still very much on the right track with our product and services,“ says Edelweiss CEO Bernd Bauer.

The results in the abovementioned categories are shown below:

Airlines Short-/Medium-haul Airlines Long-haul
Airlines Short-/Medium-haul
1. Edelweiss (5042 points)
Airlines Long-haul
1. Emirates (6390 points)
Airlines Short-/Medium-haul
2. Helvetic Airways (3002 points)
Airlines Long-haul
2. Singapore Airlines (5888 points)
Airlines Short-/Medium-haul
3. SWISS (2993 points)
Airlines Long-haul
3. Edelweiss (4403 points)

Investment in the fleet and product experience

The next milestone will follow on 1st December 2016, when Edelweiss will present its first converted Airbus A340 and introduce it to regular long-haul flight operations. Three additional aircraft of the same type will be added by the end of 2018.

As has already been communicated, Edelweiss modernised its entire Airbus A320 short-haul fleet this summer. The aircraft now have a fresh interior and are equipped with a Wireless Entertainment System.

Further information:

Andreas Meier
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG