SWISS to begin Newark – Zurich with A340-300

SWISS to begin daily A340-300 nonstop flights between Zurich and Newark

SWISS to begin daily A340-300 nonstop flights between Zurich and Newark

Newark Liberty Intl to Zurich’s SWISS Hub

March 31, 2012 – (Louisville, KY): Starting today, March 31, SWISS will begin daily non-stop flights between Newark Liberty Intl (EWR) and Zurich Kloten Intl (ZRH) with its own Airbus A340-300 equipment.  This new flight seats 219 passengers in a three cabin configuration offering First, Business, and Economy Classes.

The Newark flight provides SWISS customers a total of three daily non-stop flights between New York and Zurich.  Newark Liberty International (EWR) is a major hub for Star Alliance member United Airlines.  SWISS and United Airlines’ are Star Alliance partners, allowing United customers with seamless connections to the SWISS flight between Newark and Zurich Kloten Airport (ZRH).  Passengers from Zurich will likewise have seamless access to United Airlines’ vast network from their Newark Hub (EWR).

The carrier will operate the Airbus A340-300 from Newark, allowing SWISS to increase capacity by approximately 33% between New York and Zurich.

The Newark flights have been re-scheduled to provide better connections to and from numerous European destinations via SWISS’s Zurich hub.

SWISS Newark – Zurich Schedule

The following schedule is effective March 31, 2012, on the Newark route:

Effective Flight
Origin Depart Time
Destination Arrival Time Aircraft
March 31 LX 17
Newark (EWR) 10:00pm Zurich (ZRH) 11:30am +1 A340-300
March 31 LX 18
Zurich (ZRH) 5:30pm Newark (EWR)
8:20pm A340-300

+1 = Next Day Arrival – All Times Local

The schedule allows travelers to spend the entire day in New York, as well as much of the day in Zurich, prior to departure.

SWISS will be using a new departure gate at Newark to provide lounge access for First and Business Class customers as well as those with HON Circle status.

The modified schedule from New York provides three daily non-stop flights to Zurich, one from Newark Liberty International (EWR) and two from New York’s Kennedy Airport (JFK).

SWISS is the only airline in Europe to provide a three-class product with an Economy, Business and First Class cabin on all its intercontinental flights as many carriers drop First Class in favor of a Business, Premium Economy, and Economy setup.  The airline provides an advanced Business Class sleeping comfort – the seats are two meters long, sport 180 degree full recline, and features an integrated massage function.

The SWISS Airbus A340-300 has 219 seats and is able to carry 18 tonnes of cargo per flight.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR / KEWR)

Newark Liberty International Airport is located in Newark, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.  Newark Liberty is one of three major New York City Airports and is owned and operated by the bi-state government agency, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Newark Liberty was previously a key hub for Continental Airlines. Since the merger of Continental into United, it’s now a key hub for United Airlines with flights across the United States as well as non-stop flights to Asia, Europe, and South America. 

Newark Liberty Ground Transportation

Most travelers prefer privateNewark Airport Transportationwhich is easy to book online. Ground transportation can be booked through the above link to or from Newark Airport.

Newark’s Liberty International Airport is conveniently located near Manhattan, plus the airport provides easy access to much of New Jersey. The Newark Liberty Airport Train Station is accessible via the Airport’s AirTrain for passengers looking to use NJ Transit.

Once at the Newark Liberty Airport Train Station, it’s a short journey into Manhattan via New Jersey Transit, which terminates at New York City’s Penn Station.  New Jersey Transit also provides a southbound line to Princeton, New Jersey (and points further south).

Rental car facilities are also available at the airport.


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