Zurich Airport, 22 March 2024

Edelweiss flies to these long-haul destinations with the new Airbus A350

· First of six Airbus A350s in the fleet from the beginning of April 2025

· Las Vegas and Vancouver first Airbus A350 destinations

· Edelweiss Airbus A350 long-haul flights bookable from mid-May 2024

Edelweiss will be the first airline in Switzerland to put the Airbus A350 into service next year. According to current planning, the first of six aircraft will join the Edelweiss fleet at the beginning of April 2025. Before the aircraft is deployed on long-haul routes, it will fly to various short and medium-haul destinations in the first few weeks.

Las Vegas and Vancouver are the first long-haul destinations

Las Vegas will be the first long-haul destination that Edelweiss will fly to with the Airbus A350. From mid-May 2025, the aircraft will be deployed three times a week on this route. The Zurich-Vancouver-Zurich route will be served daily when the second Airbus A350 enters service at the beginning of July 2025.

The third Airbus A350 will join the Edelweiss fleet at the beginning of October 2025. The fourth will be added in winter 2025 and aircraft numbers 5 and 6 in the second half of 2026.

Tickets for long-haul flights with the Edelweiss Airbus A350 can be booked from mid-May 2024 at flyedelweiss.com and via all the usual sales channels. 

Airbus A350: an environmentally friendly and economical aircraft

Edelweiss is procuring six highly efficient and low-emission Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The existing five Airbus A340-300 long-haul aircraft will be replaced by mid-2027 and Edelweiss' long-haul fleet will be restored to its pre-coronavirus level of six aircraft.

The design of the Airbus A350 sets new standards in efficiency with state-of-the-art technologies and outstanding aerodynamics. It is one of the most environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft in the world. The latest generation of engines and the use of lightweight materials make the twin-engine Airbus A350-900 one of the most fuel-efficient wide-body aircraft. It consumes 25 per cent less fuel and therefore produces 25 per cent less CO2 than the four-engine Airbus A340-300, which it replaces. Noise emissions are also up to 50 per cent lower.

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