The largest Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) from the Lufthansa Group will launch regular flights from Zurich to Odessa from July 4, 2022.
The carrier announced in a statement that it would open a new flight as part of expanding the network of flights in the summer schedule next year. Swiss intends to focus on routes to holiday destinations and flights that are popular for visiting family and friends.
We held negotiations with Swiss in October as part of the 26th World Routes Airport and Airlines Forum. Over the next few weeks, we finally agreed on all the terms of cooperation, and the airline published a flight schedule and opened the sale of tickets for the Zurich-Odessa line.Vyacheslav Cheglatonev, Commercial Director of Odessa Airport
Swiss flights to Odessa are scheduled twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays during the daytime.
Flights Odessa-Zurich-Odessa for flights in July 2022 cost UAH 6,700 in both directions (220 euros) at the cheapest Light fare. It only allows you to carry carry-on baggage. A passenger can take a suitcase with dimensions up to 55x40x23 cm and weighing up to 8 kg and a personal item with dimensions up to 40x30x10 cm with no weight limit.
Swiss [Zurich-Odessa-Zurich] flight schedule:
- Zurich 10:00 – Odessa 13:45, Monday, Thursday
- Odessa 14:25 – Zurich 16:15, Monday, Thursday
A regional jet Airbus A220-300, which is equipped with 145 seats in the Swiss fleet, is announced on the line. The airliner’s speed will allow it to cover the distance between Odessa and Zurich in about 3 hours.
Now, Swiss is represented on the Ukrainian market by only one route – Kyiv-Zurich. The airline operates as a network carrier. It offers guaranteed transfers at its base airport to other cities in Europe and America.
However, Swiss has yet to open ticket sales for most flights during the summer months. This means that possible transfers from Odessa can be seen only on January 12, 2022. On this day, the airline will upload flight information to the booking system from June 1, 2022.