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Zurich Airport, 30th November 2017

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.

The addition of the Seychelles to the Edelweiss route network will offer passengers the opportunity to discover a further holiday destination in the Indian Ocean. Featuring miles of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water, this stunning archipelago has what it takes for a dream holiday. Starting on 22nd September 2018, Edelweiss will operate one weekly direct flight from Zurich to the Seychelles.

Edelweiss’s expanded route network will also include Sri Lanka, which will be served with two weekly direct flights from Zurich to Colombo. Sri Lanka is a very popular travel destination with a plethora of opportunities for beach, culture and action-filled holidays.

As of mid-November 2018. Edelweiss will start flight services to Ho Chi Minh City. Considered one of the most multifaceted countries in Asia, Vietnam is a choice destination for breathtaking tours through beautiful landscapes and fascinating cities. Ho Chi Minh City will be served with two weekly direct flights, starting on 15th November 2018.

Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss: “We have expanded our route network in North, Central and South America over the past few years. We are now delighted to expand our network in Asia, and to offer our passengers flights to three new dream destinations in the East.”

Just a few weeks ago, Edelweiss announced that it will operate direct flights to Buenos Aires/Argentina starting in winter 2018. The airline’s latest expansion will up the total of Edelweiss dream destinations to 66 in 32 countries.

The new holiday destinations at a glance

Seychelles
1x weekly Saturday
seasonal in winter from 22nd September 2018
Colombo/Sri Lanka
2x weekly Thursday and Saturday
seasonal in winter from 3rd November 2018
Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam
2x weekly Monday and Thursday
seasonal in winter from 15th November 2018

The new holiday destinations of Edelweiss will be served with the recently converted Airbus A340 that seats 314 passengers. Business Class is equipped with 27 seats that can be easily converted into two-metre-long beds. Economy Max encompasses 76 seats with 15 cm more seat pitch and more backrest recline. Economy Class comprises 211 comfortable latest-generation seats that provide for a relaxing and carefree travel experience.

All of the travel classes feature a modern inflight entertainment system with large HD touchscreens and a choice of 180 movies and TV programmes, music channels and games.

More flights to long-haul destinations in 2018

Starting in winter 2018/19, Edelweiss will also increase its flight frequencies to several popular holiday destinations, offering passengers even more flexibility in their holiday planning.

Destination Frequency Increase
Destination
Cape Town/South Africa
Frequency
4x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week
Destination
San José/Costa Rica
Frequency
3x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week
Destination
Punta Cana/Dom. Rep.
Frequency
3x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week*
Destination
Cancún/Mexico
Frequency
3x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week*
Destination
Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Frequency
3x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week**
Destination
Maldives
Frequency
3x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week**
Destination
Mauritius
Frequency
3x weekly
Increase
+1 flight/week**
* Starting in summer 2018, year-round, 3x weekly
** These destinations will be served with more flights in the month of October 2018 only

All of the flights listed are available for booking with immediate effect at flyedelweiss.com or via any of the usual sales channels.

Carriage of sports baggage for free on all Edelweiss flights

With immediate effect, sports baggage up to 23 kg travels for free on any Edelweiss flight. Sports fans who also want to be active on holiday can do so with their favourite sports equipment. Starting on 1st December 2017, Edelweiss passengers can take their surfboards, diving equipment, golf equipment or bicycles up to 23 kg with them for free on all Edelweiss flights.

The above offer is valid exclusively for flights conducted by Edelweiss or Swiss. It is not valid for codeshare or combination flights with other airlines.

About Edelweiss

Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations in the world. With a fleet of fifteen aircraft in 2018, the airline will operate 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 service on board provided with the warmth, reliability and hospitality that Edelweiss is known for. Edelweiss is an affiliate of Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.

Further information:

Andreas Meier
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG
media@flyedelweiss.com