Swiss is to launch non-stop flights between Zurich and Singapore from next May, four years after its route to the city via Bangkok was dropped.
In 2009 Swiss decided to cut flights to Singapore after 40 years of service blaming “recent trends and changes in demand”.
Previously flights operated via Bangkok, but now the carrier has announced it will launch daily non-stop flights to Singapore from May 12, 2013, using Airbus A340 aircraft with 219 seats.
Flight LX178 will depart Zurich at 22.45, arriving in Singapore at 17.10 the following day, with the return leg LX179 leaving at 23.05, and landing back into Zurich at 06.10 the following day.
Tickets for the new service will be available from October 8.
Fellow Star Alliance member Singapore Air currently serves the Zurich-Singapore route daily with an A380 aircraft, with Swiss codesharing on the service.