Swiss International Air Lines announced on Tuesday that they will add the Geneva Cornavin to Zurich route the ‘Airtrain’ rail service offered in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways. The new service will keep Western Switzerland connected with Zurich Airport.
Yesterday (August 18, 2020), Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced that they will add the Geneva Cornavin Central Station to Zurich Airport route to their ‘Airtrain” rail services, offered in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). The new route will help keep Western Switzerland connected with the carrier’s Zurich Airport hub, even after crisis-related timetable changes. By extending the Airtrain network to Geneva, SWISS is offering their customers seamless inter-modal transportation opportunities. The new service complements the existing air services between Geneva and Zurich Airports while providing the best possible European and intercontinental connections from SWISS’s Zurich hub. In Tuesday’s announcement, SWISS CEO, Thomas Klür said,
“Keeping Western Switzerland closely connected with our global Zurich-based flight network is extremely important to us. In extending these Airtrain services to Geneva, we are offering our customers even more choice in planning their travels with SWISS. We’re also responding to a growing demand among our guests for greater combinability of their air and rail travel options.”
Also commenting on yesterday’s announcement, SBB’s CEO, Vincent Ducrot added,
“The new Geneva-Zurich Airtrain connects the Romandie with German-speaking Switzerland and the train with the plane. And as a public transport company, that is something we are pleased and proud to do.”
Under the expanded relationship, select SBB trains between Geneva’s Cornavin Central Station and Zurich Airport will be assigned SWISS flight numbers and travel on these trains to SWISS’s Zurich hub will be included in the fight ticket. The new Airtrain program is the third of its kind as SWISS already offers similar services on the Basel-Zurich Airport and Lugano-Zurich Airport rail routes. The new Geneva Cornavin-Zurich Airport rail route will provide up to ten SBB trains daily in each direction to SWISS and Edelweiss guests.
The strategic partnership between SWISS and SBB started in October 2019 in response to the growing demand for seamless combinability of the countries various transport modes. SWISS and the SBB intend to further strengthen their successful collaboration in the future, to the benefit of their mutual customers.
Source: Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)