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Edelweiss/SWISS to open a new direct flight between Zurich Switzerland and Denver

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July 5, 2017 – Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to North America. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018, the airline will offer seasonal flights between Zurich and Denver.

An Edelweiss Airbus A330-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Denver connecting the two cities directly. The new connection allows Swiss and other European tourists to reach Denver with ease and in comfort.

“Denver and the Rocky Mountains are very popular among Swiss tourists, they love the combination of a vibrant city and idyllic nature,” said Edelweiss CEO Bernd Bauer. “Swiss vacationers tend to spend more time and money than visitors from other countries. Our flights will bring approximately 7,500 visitors to Denver in 2018, generating an annual economic impact to the State of Colorado of more than USD 21 million.”

Nearly 30,000 passengers currently travel between Denver and Switzerland each year, with heavier traffic in the popular summer season. Denver also ranks as the second-largest U.S. market without nonstop service to Zurich, with nearly 50 people per day traveling between the two cities.

“Both Denver and Zurich offer stunning natural vistas and recreational opportunities, they have thriving economies and rank among the most innovative cities in the world,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This flight not only underscores Denver’s position as a global city but will create nearly 200 new jobs, further strengthening our regional economy.”

As well as opening Denver to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route offers a convenient nonstop flight for travellers from metropolitan Denver to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities through the network provided by Swiss International Air Lines.

“Denver has never before had a nonstop flight to Switzerland, and we are delighted to add Edelweiss as our 25th airline at Denver International Airport,” airport CEO Kim Day said. “This new nonstop service to Zurich further deepens Denver’s air service network and global connectivity, and we look forward to partnering with Edelweiss to support the long-term success of this new flight.”

Flight schedule (seasonal flight 4th June – 26th October 2018)

Monday  Zurich – Denver  17:15 – 20:30  LX8016

Monday  Denver – Zurich  22:00 – 15:50 (+1) LX8017

Friday  Zurich – Denver  13:20 – 16:35 LX8016

Friday  Denver – Zurich  18:05 – 11:55 (+1) LX8017

Edelweiss flights from Denver can be booked at swiss.com, lufthansa.com or through any travel agency. For more information regarding the Edelweiss product visit flyedelweiss.com.

The route will be operated with an Airbus A330-300 that seats 315 passengers. Edelweiss Business Class is equipped with 27 fully lie-flat seats and a state-of-theart inflight entertainment system with HD touchscreens.

Economy Max encompasses 56 comfortable seats with 6 inches more legroom, more recline and many other amenities. The 232 seats in Economy Class provide for a relaxing flight and offer an inflight entertainment system that also features HD touchscreens.

About Edelweiss

Edelweiss is Switzerland’s leading leisure travel airline and flies to the most beautiful destinations in the world. Its fleet encompasses ten aircraft with which flights are operated to 61 destinations in 28 countries. Every year, some 1.5 million passengers fly with Edelweiss to 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 a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines and a member of the Lufthansa Group.

About Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport is the 18th-busiest airport in the world and the sixthbusiest airport in the United States. With 58.3 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, DEN is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com.


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