A press conference was held at Kiev Boryspil on 26 March to talk about SWISS’ new four times weekly service from Zurich which commenced that day. Among those taking part in the proceedings were: Guillaume Scheurer, Ambassador of Switzerland to Ukraine; Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine; René Köinzák, General Director of SWISS in Ukraine; and Pavlo Ryabikin, Director General of Kiev Boryspil Airport.
SWISS commenced flights between Zurich and Bordeaux on 26 March, with the French airport holding a celebratory event for the inaugural flight. The carrier will operate 12 weekly flights on the city pair.
- SWISS inaugurated two routes during the first week of the S18 season, with the Star Alliance member commencing services from Zurich (ZRH) to Bordeaux (BOD) and Kiev Boryspil (KBP). Both launched on 26 March, the 768-kilometre link to the French city will be flown 12 times weekly on a mix of the carrier’s CS300s, Q400s (operated by Austrian Airlines) and E190s (Helvetic Airways) according to OAG schedules. The 1,658-kilometre link to the Ukrainian capital is scheduled to be operated using A320s on a four times weekly basis. While Bordeaux and Kiev Boryspil are both new destinations for SWISS, only the former is a new route from Zurich, with Ukraine International Airlines already operating a daily service between its Boryspil hub and Switzerland’s largest city. It should be noted that SWISS has flown the Zurich-Boryspil airport pairing before, having last served the route in October 2014. Vote for Kiev Boryspil’s cake in this week’s Cake of the Week Public Vote.