Swiss WorldCargo to upgrade USA and Japan flights

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Swiss International Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

Swiss WorldCargo will increase capacity to the USA and Japan with new flights to Osaka and Washington DC, and upgrades to Tokyo and Miami services.

The freight division of Swiss International Air Lines will launch the Osaka and Washington flights in March 2020, using an Airbus A340-300 on the former and an Airbus A330-300 on the latter.

The Osaka flights will be operated five times a week, while Washington will be served daily during the summer timetable and five times a week during the winter.

The services will offer weekly payloads of 100 to 150 tonnes in each direction.

In addition, daily flights to both Tokyo and Miami will benefit from the use of Boeing 777-300ERs from next year.

The Zurich-Tokyo flights will receive a 777-300ER from February 2020 and Zurich-Miami flights will switch to the 777-300ER from the summer.

Alexander Arafa, head of global area and contribution management at Swiss WorldCargo says: “We are very excited to announce our new destinations for 2020, which allow us to expand our reach within strategic global markets. By increasing capacity to and from major locations in Japan and the USA, we are able to further meet the needs of our customers in these cities and their surrounding regions.”