Swiss International Airlines to introduce daily service between Delhi and Zurich

November 14th, 2007 - 2:21 am ICT by admin  
Delhi becomes the second destination in India, along with Mumbai and passengers now have a choice of 14 weekly flights between India and Switzerland.

Speaking on the occasion, Jean-Philippe Benoit, General Manager SWISS said, “We are delighted to be announcing the daily service from Delhi. It feels good be back after a gap of almost four years. The increased demand for travel to Switzerland has enabled us to add Delhi to our existing network. Combined with our partner Lufthansa, customers will now have a choice of 59 weekly departures from India to our three European hubs at Zurich, Frankfurt and Munich.”

According to Federico Sommaruga, Director - India, Russia/CIS, GCC and Emerging Markets, Switzerland Tourism, “India is an important market for Switzerland. Recent trends have revealed that not only is Switzerland viewed as a top leisure destination but also a value-for-money destination with the incentive segment.”

“The decision to launch a daily service from Delhi will further enhance travel to Switzerland and we will now focus on developing products that will interest travelers from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan,” Sommaruga added.

As part of its on-going effort to increase tourism between India and Switzerland, the Switzerland Tourism Board is hosting Switzerland Travel Experience, a comprehensive program that focusses on travel trade in Mumbai and Delhi on October 22nd and October 24th.

The Switzerland Travel Experience will include representation by various tourism boards from Switzerland and will showcase latest tourism products in Switzerland, thus offering a glimpse of what tourists could expect.

Switzerland Travel Experience is one of the many events that are meant to educate the travel trade through presentations and interactive workshops. This event serves as a good platform to talk about the latest Swiss tourism products and also to renew old contacts with the travel trade and media. In India, Switzerland Tourism has been doing this every year for the past 11 years.

SWISS serves 43 European and 28 intercontinental destinations with a fleet of 73 aircraft. In addition to its own operations, codeshare flights between Switzerland and 15 other cities are also available with its partner airlines. As a member of Star Alliance, SWISS offers a global network that comprises 855 destinations in 155 countries

In India, SWISS has its own office located in Mumbai with representations in major cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Pune and Vadodara.

Headquartered in Zurich, with two offices in India in New Delhi and Mumbai, Switzerland Tourism maintains business partnerships with various local Swiss regional tourism boards, Swiss mountain peaks and other attractions in Switzerland and with tour operators and travel agents in India. Main functions of the tourism board is promotion of Switzerland through tour operators and media. (ANI)

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