Direct flights from Colombo to Zurich | Sunday Observer

Direct flights from Colombo to Zurich

SWISS codeshare with Edelweiss Air commenced direct flights from Colombo to Zurich last month.

A media release from Baurs Air Services (Pvt) Ltd stated that Swiss airways commenced direct flights from Colombo to Zurich after two decades.

It will be a twice a week operation. Baurs Air Services (Pvt) Ltd is the General Sales Agent (GSA) for SWISS and Edelweiss in Sri Lanka.

Corporate Affairs/Air Services and Travel Director Amal Peiris said the air fare is 25 to 30 percent less than the market price.

He said in November 2000, codeshare launched operations with Sri Lankan Airlines as the operating Carrier and Swissair as the marketing carrier with weekly flights ex-Colombo and continued with Balair operations until Balair ceased its operations in 2001 after 30 years.

Sri Lankan Airlines continued the codeshare agreement with Swiss International Airlines with an increased capacity on 5 weekly flights to Zurich ex-Colombo until 2005. In 2005, Swiss appointed Baurs Air services as its GSA for Swiss World Cargo for the promotion and Sales of its cargo transportation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives which is yielding substantial returns to SWISS. 

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