SWISS customers booking their air travel within Europe can now enjoy greater flexibility in selecting the fare (and the corresponding package of services) that best meets their specific travel needs. Be it for a weekend city break or a longer business trip, travellers can now choose from three fare options in Economy Class and the Business Class fare.
All four fares are expected to include the flight, one piece of carry-on baggage, an inflight snack and drinks, a firm seat assignment when checking in within 23 hours of departure and Miles & More award and status miles. All SWISS travellers will also continue to enjoy the airline’s inflight service featuring Swiss regional products. All the fares and the services they include are clear and consistent, are bookable down to the last available seat in the seating class concerned, and are available in any outward-and-return-travel combination.
The new Economy Light fare is the low-price option for customers who will be travelling with hand baggage only and do not need any ticketing flexibility. For an additional fee, Economy Light customers can also add a piece of registered baggage and/or a seat reservation to their booking.
The Economy Classic fare entitles the customer to all the services they have previously enjoyed with a SWISS Economy ticket, such as one piece of registered baggage and a firm seat assignment. Economy Classic is available to any European destination for one-way or round-trip on the Economy Light fare.
The new Economy Flex fare is aimed primarily at customers such as business travellers who need total flexibility in their travel plans and are seeking a more comprehensive range of included services, too. Economy Flex enables the holder to select their seat in advance in the “preferred” seating zone at the front of Economy Class, and also to rebook at no extra charge. The price difference compared to Economy Classic varies from route to route.
In addition to its three Economy Class fares, SWISS continues to offer its Business Class fare, which entitles the traveller to all the customary premium services and amenities such as use of the airport lounges, a higher checked baggage allowance, seat reservation, a vacant adjacent seat and priority boarding. The many benefits of Business Class now also extend to total rebooking flexibility and full refundability.
SWISS is adopting its new fare concept for Europe in collaboration with Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, to offer customers greater consistency within the Lufthansa Group when they come to book their flights. Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are expected to also be introducing their new European fare options later this summer.
SWISS currently operates flights between Zürich and Larnaka with Edelweiss Air.