Swiss WorldCargo adds Asian flights for winter


Swiss WorldCargo will increase capacity to Japan as it operates extra flights to Asia for its winter timetable.

From 1 February, a Boeing 777-300ER will be used on daily flights to Tokyo, and Osaka services will receive an Airbus A340-300 from 1 March.

Other routes will return to the network, with A340-300 flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka resuming on 31 October; A340-300 flights to Phuket, Thailand on 3 November; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 18 November using an A340-300.

In the Americas, there will be additional flights to Miami, adding to daily services to airports including New York, Newark, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal and Chicago.

Ashwin Bhat, head of cargo at Swiss International Air Lines says: “With additional capacity to Tokyo, as well as our first-ever direct flights to Osaka, we will be able to provide even better service in the region. Likewise, we will re-commence flights in select destinations in Asia and boost capacity in North America, thus rounding out our strong presence in both areas.”