SWISS commenced operations on a weekly (Saturdays) service between Geneva and Hurghada on 13 October, with a welcoming ceremony made-up of various airport and ground handling staff greeting the first flight. The carrier will operate the 3,222-kilometre route using its fleet of 145-seat A220-300s and faces competition from easyJet.
- SWISS launched flights between Geneva (GVA) and Hurghada (HRG) in Egypt on 13 October. The Star Alliance member will offer a weekly (Saturdays) service on the 3,222-kilometre sector, with Hurghada becoming only the second destination in Africa to be flown to directly by SWISS from Geneva after Marrakech according to schedule data for the week commencing 16 October. easyJet will provide direct competition on the route between Geneva and Hurghada, with it also offering a weekly (Saturdays) service using its fleet of A320s. SWISS will operate the airport pair using its fleet of 145-seat A220-300s according to OAG. Hurghada becomes the airline’s second destination in Egypt after Cairo, with the Star carrier presently offering a four times weekly operation to the capital from Zurich. Along with Cairo, Hurghada and Marrakech, the carrier also serves Johannesburg and Nairobi in Africa non-stop from Zurich, while Dar es Salaam is also served, operating via Nairobi on the outbound sector. See how Hurghada Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.