Zurich Airport, 1st September 2015
Edelweiss Zeppelin says goodbye
To mark the 20th anniversary of the airline Edelweiss, the Edelweiss Zeppelin was on the road in many the Edelweiss Zeppelin was on the road in many places this summer. On 18 May the airship took off for the first time from Mönchaltorf near Zurich. The first of over 400 flights was also the start of a unique tour through German-speaking German-speaking Switzerland. More than 4,800 passengers enjoyed the unique experience, of getting to know Switzerland from a completely new perspective.
The Edelweiss Zeppelin took off from a total of six locations for each flights over the Swiss lakes and landscapes. The 75-metre-long Zeppelin delighted passengers in the air as well as passers-by on the ground. The The size of the airship and its lightness caused amazement and joy in many places. astonishment and joyful faces. More than 4,800 passengers had the pleasure of flying the the Edelweiss Zeppelin to marvel at Switzerland's diversity from above. The airship was on the move for a total of around 285 hours and made over 400 flights. flights. The interest was enormous. All flights were fully booked by January. fully booked.
Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss, looks back on a successful campaign: "We received numerous positive reactions in the form of compliments, children's drawings, e-mails and we were able to admire wonderful pictures under #flyedelweiss. on the various social media channels. Edelweiss with all its Edelweiss and all its employees are delighted that we have been able to bring joy people in this country with this gift."
Fleet expansion and route consolidation
Edelweiss has more news in store for its anniversary year. Over the next two two years, the airline will be expanding its fleet with a total of five medium- and long-haul long-haul aircraft. With an Airbus A320, an A330 and three A340s, the fleet will grow to twelve aircraft by 2018. aircraft, the fleet will grow to a total of twelve aircraft by 2018. To this end airline will create more than 350 new jobs in the coming years. This expansion significant growth for Edelweiss and will allow existing routes to be served existing routes more frequently and to serve new, emerging holiday markets non-stop. holiday markets. For example, Edelweiss will add Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Calgary (Canada) to the (Canada) into the route network from spring 2016.
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG