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.

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.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.

    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