Zurich Airport, 5th July 2017

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.

By next summer, the Edelweiss route network will have increased from 51 to 62 holiday destinations, offering passengers an even greater choice of where to spend their dream holiday. An overview:

New long-haul destinations for varied and fun-filled holidays

Edelweiss will expand its flight destinations in North America in 2018. Orlando will be the airline’s second destination in Florida and is a favourite for fans of theme parks and spectacular recreational activities. It can also easily be combined with Tampa Bay. The new Edelweiss destinations also include Denver, the gateway to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and the beach holiday haven Varadero, in Cuba. Travel to Varadero can be ideally combined with Havana, the airline’s other destination in Cuba.

Orlando/USA: 1x weekly, year-round (as of 16th January 2018); Denver/USA: 2x weekly, June to September (as of 4th June 2018); Varadero/Cuba: 1x weekly, year-round (as of 16th July 2018)

New short- and medium-haul holiday destinations in the 2018 Summer Timetable

Edelweiss is increasing its short- and medium-haul travel destinations with flights to the eastern Mediterranean, Tunisia, Croatia, Spain and Scotland:

Djerba/Tunisia: 1x weekly, March to November; Paphos/Cyprus: 1x weekly, April to October; Chania/Greece: 1x weekly, April to October; Dubrovnik/Croatia: 2x weekly, April to October; Samos/Greece: 1x weekly, May to October; Inverness/Scotland: 1x weekly, July to August; Jerez de la Frontera/Spain: 1x weekly, July to October

New full-charter destination in collaboration with Kontiki, as of the 2018 Summer Timetable

Spitzbergen/Norway: 28th July 2018/7th August 2018/19th August 2018

Increased flight frequencies as of the 2018 Summer Timetable

Summer 2018 will also see an increase of Edelweiss flights to popular holiday destinations, thus offering passengers more flexibility with their holiday planning.

Vancouver/Canadaup to 4x weekly+1 flight/week
Punta Cana/Dominican Republicup to 3x weekly+1 flight/week
Marsa Alam/Egyptup to 2x weeklynew summer flights
Antalya/Turkeyup to 7x weekly+2 flights/week
Larnaca/Cyprusup to 8x weekly+1 flight/week
Heraklion/Greeceup to 8x weekly+1 flight/week
Kos/Greeceup to 4x weekly+1 flight/week
Zakynthos/Greeceup to 2x weekly+1 flight/week
Pristina/Kosovoup to 14x weekly+1 flight/week
Catania/Italyup to 7x weekly+2 flights/week
Cagliari/Italyup to 4x weekly+1 flight/week
Olbia/Italyup to 6x weekly+1 flight/week
Ibiza/Spainup to 7x weekly+1 flight/week
Edinburgh/Scotlandup to 4x weekly+1 flight/week

All of the flights are now available for booking at flyedelweiss.com and via the usual sales channels.



Further information:

Andreas Meier
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG