SWISS will be adding Alicante to its network in its 2016 summer schedules. The port city on Spain’s Costa Blanca will receive thrice-weekly service from Zurich (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) from March onwards. Alicante lies at the heart of a key tourist region. Its airport is around ten kilometres from the city centre. The flights will be operated with Airbus A320 equipment.
The new Zurich-Alicante flights are bookable now. The flying time is around two hours and 15 minutes.
New Edelweiss destinations
There will be network innovations next spring at Edelweiss, too. SWISS’s sister carrier will be adding Calgary and Rio de Janeiro to its intercontinental network in its 2016 summer schedules.
Calgary, which is Canada’s fourth-largest city, will be served twice weekly (on Thursdays and Sundays) from Zurich from the end of May 2016. The flying time is ten hours. Rio de Janeiro will also receive twice-weekly non-stop Edelweiss service (on Mondays and Fridays) from Zurich from the end of April 2016. The flying time here is 12 hours.
Both destinations will be served with Airbus A330 equipment, and flights on both routes can be booked now.