Edelweiss Flies into 2023 With New Magazine, Business Class Menu and Expanded Lounge Offering
Following a two-year hiatus, Edelweiss is once again providing guests with a magazine, which is titled ‘edelweiss experience.’ Business Class guests will also enjoy new starters on long-haul flights, along with redesigned amenity kits and an extended lounge offer.
On Wednesday (January 18, 2023), Edelweiss announced a range of changes for 2023. First, after a two-year break due to the pandemic, the carrier will once again provide guests with a magazine, which is titled ‘edelweiss experience.’ Business Class guests on long-haul flights will also enjoy new starters, with a choice between roast beef with wasabi potato mousse, parsnip and apple gel, or a vegetarian Emmental cheese cream with dried apple chutney and shallot-chive vinaigrette. The carrier has also refreshed the cold dishes on long-haul and short-haul flights. Guests will be served either Bündnerfleisch (dried beef), vegetable Mousse, bread crisps and chive barley vinaigrette, or the Ribeli salad (pasta) with Pomegranate, cucumber and mint, accompanied by marinated onions, grilled melon and feta cheese.
Where lounges are operated, they are available on a complimentary basis to Edelweiss Business Class guests and customers with status in Miles&More, Aeroplan and MileagePlus. Depending on location, the lounges offer amenities such as cool drinks, small snacks, magazines and Wi-Fi access. Economy Class guests at many airports can also purchase access via the Partner Lounge Pass.
Edelweiss has also replaced their Business Class amenity kits with new, environmentally friendly products. The kits include an eye mask, socks, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and the packaging has been made from cardboard with 70 percent recycled content. The eye mask and socks are made from 100 percent recycled PET, and the toothbrush is made of 35 percent wheat straw. Additionally, a noise-canceling headphone will be distributed to Business guests, which is packaged in a bag made from plastic recovered from the ocean and recycled in Portugal.
Edelweiss’ youngest guests will now receive a sports bag made from 100 percent recycled PET, along with a puzzle book made from FSC-certified raw materials, and colored pencils packaged in a cardboard box made from sustainable raw materials. The carrier’s most junior guests will also enjoy the plush marmot Giancarlo, the Edelweiss mascot.
Finally, as previously announced, Edelweiss will add two additional aircraft to their fleet in 2023, including an additional Airbus A320 from April, and an additional Airbus A340 from early July. The additional aircraft will expand the airline’s fleet to 18 Zurich-based aircraft, including 13 Airbus A320s and five Airbus A340s.