On Saturday 11Feb12, SWISS commenced its new non-stop service between Zurich and Beijing. The new route will operate five to seven times a week using Airbus A340-300 equipment, seating 219 passengers and with a cargo capacity of 18 tonnes. The service will be daily from 31May12. Beijing is SWISS’s third destination in China, joining Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The eastbound flight LX 196 leaves Zurich at 12h30 and arrives in Beijing at 05h15 the following morning. The westbound flight LX 197 departs from China’s capital at 06h45 and lands in Zurich at 10h40 the same day (all times are as of the 2011/12 winter schedules).
Australia’s Country Manager for SWISS, Anil Rodricks adds: “The addition of Beijing to SWISS’s other Chinese gateways Hong Kong and Shanghai will further strengthen our offers to Europe for Australian travellers. Future capacity growth between Australia and China will make SWISS a great choice for customers connecting or stopping over in Asia.”