17 August, 2022

Edelweiss takes over an Airbus A340 from Swiss International Air Lines for long-haul routes....

The leading leisure travel airline in Switzerland, Edelweiss is to take over an Airbus A340 from sister airline Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The aircraft is to be deployed from July 2023. Edelweiss' long-haul fleet will consist of five Airbus A340s from July 2023 onwards.
The leading leisure travel airline in Switzerland, Edelweiss is to take over an Airbus A340 from sister airline Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The aircraft is to be deployed from July 2023. Edelweiss' long-haul fleet will consist of five Airbus A340s from July 2023 onwards.

The Airbus A340 with the registration HB-JMC comes from the SWISS fleet. Planning work is currently underway for the upcoming modifications to the aircraft's cabin. The aircraft will be operated in the familiar Edelweiss livery.

Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss: "I am delighted that we will be able to expand our long-haul fleet again from summer 2023. The additional Airbus A340s will enable us to meet the increasing demand for flights to our long-haul holiday destinations."

In addition to the Airbus A340s, Edelweiss currently operates twelve Airbus A320s on short- and medium-haul routes. Edelweiss is a sister company of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and a member of the Lufthansa Group.

More passengers flew with Edelweiss in July 2022 - higher than pre-pandemic levels


During July, for the first time, over 300,000 people flew with Edelweiss in a single month. Seat load factor again well above 80%.   Passenger numbers at Edelweiss in July 2022 exceed pre-crisis levels at 304,039 passengers, 3% more than in July 2019.

The number of holiday destinations offered increased by 30% to 74 dream destinations worldwide in summer 2022 compared to summer 2019. Holiday destinations in the USA, Canada and the Dominican Republic were particularly popular with Edelweiss guests on long-haul routes this July. On short and medium-haul routes, holiday destinations in Spain, Greece and Italy were the most popular.

Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss, is delighted with this successful start to the current summer season: "Our guests are feeling the desire to travel again and are once again placing their trust in us after the uncertain pandemic period. We are very happy about the above-average positive customer feedback. This has certainly been helped by the fact that Edelweiss is once again a reliable partner for holiday travellers this summer."
The leading leisure travel airline in Switzerland, Edelweiss is to take over an Airbus A340 from sister airline Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). The aircraft is to be deployed from July 2023. Edelweiss' long-haul fleet will consist of five Airbus A340s from July 2023 onwards.