SWISS generates Geneva growth

Swiss Biarritz

Arrival in Biarritz. Flights from Geneva will operate twice-weekly using the carrier’s Q400s, facing direct competition from HOP! and Etihad Regional.

SWISS Dublin

On 26 June, Dublin Airport welcomed the arrival of SWISS’ new service from Geneva. Flights will be operated four times weekly using the Star Alliance member’s A320s and faces direct competition from Aer Lingus, who operate a daily service on the city pair.

  • SWISS expanded its European offering from its Geneva (GVA) base between the dates of 20 to 27 June. Starting on 20 June, the airline initiated three Mediterranean routes to Calvi (CLY), Thessaloniki (SKG) and Zakynthos (ZTH). All of these services will operate on a weekly basis. The airline also introduced its second route to Dublin (DUB) on 26 June, with the new Geneva service complementing the airline’s current operation to Zurich. Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport MD, commented about the new service by saying: “This new year-round service to Geneva will provide additional choice and flexibility for passengers travelling between Ireland and Switzerland and we look forward to working closely with SWISS to promote this new route.” Of the new services, five face direct competition, including the new Dublin service.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
20 June Geneva (GVA) Calvi (CLY) Q400 (1) Etihad Regional (1), HOP! (1)
Thessaloniki (SKG) A320 (1)
Zakynthos (ZTH) A319 (1)
22 June Palermo (PMO) Q400 (2) easyJet (2)
25 June Biarritz (BIQ) Etihad Regional (3), HOP! (2)
26 June Dublin (DUB) A320 (4) Aer Lingus (7)
27 June Algiers (ALG) A319 (3) Air Algérie (5)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 30 June 2015. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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