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SWISS to launch flights to Beirut, Lebanon this winter

SWISS is expanding its network with new services to Beirut, Lebanon this winter.

On 2nd December 2021, SWISS will launch its first-ever non-stop service between Zurich International Airport and Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. The flights between Zurich and the Lebanon’s capital will run 2-times-a-week. From December 2021 to mid-January 2022, the flights will be operated by Edelweiss Air on SWISS’s behalf under a wet-lease agreement. The flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft offering 174 passenger seats. From mid-January to the end of March 2022, SWISS will operate the new services with its own aircraft. SWISS states that the new service is primarily aimed at travellers visiting friends and relatives.

The schedule for the flights which will be operated on Thursdays is:

  • Zurich-Beirut
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 17:50
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: LX222
  • Beirut-Zurich
  • Departure time: 18:40
  • Arrival time: 21:55
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: LX223

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The schedule for the flights which will be operated on Sundays is:

  • Zurich-Beirut
  • Departure time: 07:20
  • Arrival time: 12:10
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: LX222
  • Beirut-Zurich
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 16:15
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: LX222

Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Chief Commercial Officer, SWISS, said:

As The Airline of Switzerland, we strive to offer our customers a route network that is tailored as closely as possible to their air travel needs. We are proud that, for the first time in its history, SWISS will now connect the capital of Lebanon directly with Switzerland and our Zurich hub. We hope that our new services will also help the city of Beirut in its reconstruction. And we look forward to bringing more people and more cultures together.

Meanwhile, SWISS recently began trials of a new concept to reduce food waste onboard.

Featured image by SWISS

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