New winter timetable: 80% of airlines are back in Zurich
The coming winter timetable sees the same number of destinations being served from Zurich as before the pandemic. This includes three new destinations. The winter timetable applies from 31 October 2021 to 26 March 2022.
A total of 145 destinations with 43 airlines are planned for the upcoming winter timetable. This means that four out of five airlines that flew to Zurich Airport before the pandemic are back. All in all, the same number of destinations are being flown to as before the pandemic, though some flights will be much less frequent. Changes are possible anytime.
Zanzibar and Liberia (Costa Rica) are new direct connections from Zurich – both served by Edelweiss. Luxor is also on offer again for the first time since 2013 with a direct connection from Zurich, served by Edelweiss. Numerous destinations which were served before the pandemic can now be flown to again directly from Zurich, as the following overview shows.
Seasonal destinations previously served by Swiss including Marseille, Palermo, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and Tirana are being newly added to the winter timetable. Podgorica and Tallinn, which were newly added in summer by Chair and Swiss, respectively, will continue to be served in winter. easyJet is also adding London Luton back into its schedule. From 12 November, Aeroflot will once again serve the Moscow–Zurich route, initially with two flights a week and with four flights a week from 23 November.
Edelweiss has been flying to two new destinations in Tanzania since mid-October: Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar will both be served throughout the winter flight schedule. Edelweiss will also begin flying to Sal (Cape Verde). In addition to beach holiday destinations Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheik and Hurghada, Edelweiss will also be flying to Luxor again from December. In Morocco, Edelweiss will once again fly to Agadir and Marrakesh.
Thai Airways will continue to fly to Phuket and will also offer direct flights to Bangkok again from 4 November. Swiss is planning direct flights to India once more, with new routes to Mumbai and Delhi. These are planned to start from February 2022 and March 2022, respectively (subject to official approval). Edelweiss Air is now serving Colombo and Phuket again.
Muskat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, will be served by Edelweiss. The previous connection with Swiss via Dubai will terminate in Dubai in future. Flights to Beirut and Tel Aviv, which Chair and El Al, respectively, began in summer will continue in winter. Swiss will also begin flying to Beirut twice a week. Emirates is planning to add a second flight to its daily service to Dubai on four days a week. Etihad is increasing the frequency of its flights to Abu Dhabi from four to six per week from mid-December.
North, Central and South America
American Airlines will fly to Philadelphia daily again from mid-December. United Airlines will serve New York and Washington during winter, too. From December, Swiss is gradually increasing its service to New York JFK from one flight a day to a total of eleven connections per week. In the direction of South America, the daily connection to São Paulo will be extended to Buenos Aires twice a week. Delta Air Lines will once again serve the Zurich–New York (JFK) route from 14 February. Edelweiss Air will fly to Cuba (Havana) again, and also Puerto Plata and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. In Costa Rica, flights will now serve Liberia in addition to San José. Tampa will be available again from March 2022.
Based on current knowledge, the following airlines have planned flights from Zurich for the winter timetable:
Air Canada, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Thai Airways, United Airlines
Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Chair Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Croatia Airlines, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, El Al Israel Airlines, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, Italia Trasporto Aero, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, Vueling