SWISS int. airlinesZURICH: August 05, 2019. Swiss WorldCargo is to commence nonstop services to Osaka and Washington DC in March 2020, with flights operated by an Airbus A340-300 and A330-300, respectively.

The company will fly to Osaka five times a week, while servicing Washington D.C. daily during its Summer Timetable, and five times weekly during its Winter Timetable.

The new destinations will create nonstop connections between the two points while offering a weekly payload of 100 to 150 tonnes in each direction. Additionally the carrier will also begin operating a B777-300ER on daily flights to Tokyo and Miami, currently flown with smaller A330 and A340 equipment.

The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to all-Boeing 777-300ER service from Summer 2020.

“We are very excited to announce our new destinations for 2020, which allow us to expand our reach within strategic global markets,” said Alexander Arafa, head of Global Area &Contribution Management.

“By increasing capacity to and from major locations in Japan and the US we are able to further meet the needs of our customers in these cities and their surrounding regions.”

Flights and schedule changes will go into effect following the arrival of two new B777-300ER to the SWISS aircraft fleet.