Swiss International Airlines will launch new flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from Zurich next summer.
From June 2nd, a non-stop service will operate six times a week using an Airbus A340 aircraft, making Swiss International the 14th carrier to add a route from SFO since 2004.
Harry Hohmeister, Swiss International’s chief executive officer, said that the addition of flights to San Francisco will meet the strong demand experienced from both business and leisure customers.
"Actions like this show just how much drive and dynamism a healthy and competitive Swiss [International] can provide for Switzerland as a place to do business and as a tourist destination," he commented.
San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said that passengers will be provided with a "superior travel option" thanks to the new route.
SFO recently announced that both cheap flights carrier JetBlue and Virgin America had introduced flights to Fort Lauderdale from the airport.
The new routes began on November 17th and 18th respectively, in time for the busy thanksgiving holiday period.