Zurich Airport, 15 March 2023

An airplane seat on the Madrisa

In September 2022, the Airbus A320 HB-JLT was christened «Madrisa». Edelweiss Bänkli inaugurated as a sign of partnership on Madrisa. Signpost next to the Edelweiss Bänkli shows destinations of the A320 «Madrisa».

Families and connoisseurs who want to escape the stress of everyday life and spend a few pleasant hours with fresh mountain air on the Madrisa, will from now on pass by a very special resting bench. A wooden bench in the shape of an airplane seat.

Since 2016, the Swiss leisure travel airline Edelweiss has been naming its aircraft after regions where the queen of alpine flowers is native, in keeping with the motto «Where Edelweiss is at home». Edelweiss also grows in the Madrisa region above Klosters. For this reason, an Edelweiss Airbus A320 was christened «Madrisa» in September last year.

As a sign of the partnership, yesterday afternoon the Klosters-Madrisa Bergbahnen AG placed an Edelweiss Bänkli on the family mountain Madrisa. A wooden bench in the shape of an airplane seat. From there, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the alpine landscape in the future. In addition, next to the wooden bench is a signpost showing the direction and distance to some of the vacation destinations to which the Airbus A320 «Madrisa» flies.

«We are very happy about the partnership with Edelweiss. It is wonderful that guests all over the world are now becoming aware of our beautiful region», says Roger Kunz, delegate of the board of directors of Klosters-Madrisa Bergbahnen AG. And Edelweiss CEO Bernd Bauer adds: «Edelweiss and Madrisa are a perfect match. We both place a great focus on families and offer unforgettable vacation experiences. We are proud to be able to make the region even better known with our A320.»

The Airbus A320, HB-JLT, «Madrisa» is flying in the special Edelweiss/help alliance design since fall 2022 and flies to all Edelweiss destinations on short and medium haul routes.

About Edelweiss

Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations in the world. The airline reliably ensures a pleasant and carefree travel time to the holiday destination and looks after the safety and well-being of its guests with commitment and cordiality. Edelweiss is a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.


Further information:

Andreas Meier
Head of Corporate Communications
Edelweiss Air AG