Zurich (ZRH) based Swiss International Air Lines, or simply SWISS, has announced six new destinations from its focus city of Geneva (GVA) for summer 2020.
Formed after the bankruptcy of Swissair, the Basel Mulhouse Freiburg headquartered airline is a part of the Lufthansa Group and is a member of the Star Alliance.
Operating out of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, SWISS has added six attractive holiday destinations to its network starting in June of 2020.
SWISS to offer non-stop flights to the Azores
Starting on June 22nd SWISS will be flying from Geneva to Rhodes (Greece), Djerba (Tunisia), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Menorca (Spain), Antalya (Turkey), and Ponta Delgada in the Azores archipelago.
These new routes will mean that SWISS now offers 53 non-stop flights from the airline’s focus city of Geneva.
Flights to João Paulo II Airport (PDL) on the island of São Miguel will be offered every Monday from June 22nd until August 31st. These flights give SWISS the distinction of being the only airline offering non-stop flights from Geneva to the Portuguese speaking mid-Atlantic archipelago. Cape Verdean national flag carrier Cabo Verde Airlines is currently expanding its network with a stopover strategy similar to Icelandair, but does not offer flights to Switzerland.
Bound to be a big hit with holidaymakers due to its tourist infrastructure and the weakness of the Turkish Lira, SWISS will be flying to the Mediterranean resort of Antalya from 26 June to 23 October. Located on Turkey’s southwest coast, Antalya has become a popular all-inclusive holiday destination for families.
Menorca has not been spoiled by mass tourism
The Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca is an excellent choice for people looking for a Mediterranean Sea holiday far from the madding crowd. Overlooked during its sister island of Mallorca’s tourist building boom, the island of Mallorca offers unspoiled natural beauty and the chance to unwind from the hectic world in which we live.
While in Mallorca be sure and visit the capital Mahón known for its British Georgian houses. Menorca has the second largest deep-water harbor in the world and was ruled by Great Britain for nearly 110 years. SWISS will offer flights from Geneva to Mallorca every Saturday between the 4th of July and the 29th of August.
By adding the picturesque Greek island of Rhodes into its already extensive network of destinations in Greece, Swiss will offer a weekly service to the Dodecanese Island every Sunday between July 5th and the 30th of August.
Djerba is home to Africa’s oldest synagogue
Located off the coast of Tunisia, Djerba is an island known for its beautiful beaches and whitewashed desert houses. Having an interwoven tapestry of several cultures that have co-existed for centuries Djerba is home to the oldest Jewish oldest synagogue in Africa.
SWISS will be flying to Djerba-Zarzis International Airport (DJE) from Geneva every Saturday between the 4th of July and the 29th of August.
Having enjoyed a Renaissance in tourism following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with stunning architecture and its rich cultural history.
Swiss will operate a weekly flight from Geneva to Dubrovnik Airport (DVB) every Saturday between the 4th of July and the 29th of August.