Swiss WorldCargo will add capacity into Japan and the US from March 2020 when it starts new routes to Osaka and Washington D.C.
Flights to the two destinations will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 and Airbus A330-300, respectively.
Swiss WorldCargo will fly to Osaka five times weekly, while servicing Washington D.C. daily during the summer and five times weekly during the winter.
The new destinations will create nonstop connections between Japan’s third-largest city and the capital of the USA, while offering a weekly payload of 100 to 150 tonnes in each direction.
Additionally, the carrier will also begin operating a Boeing 777-300ER on daily flights to Tokyo, Japan, and Miami, U.S.A. Both destinations are already well-established and important routes within the Swiss WorldCargo network, currently flown with smaller Airbus A330 and A340 equipment.
The Zurich-Tokyo route will be operated with Boeing 777-300ERs from February 2020 onwards, and the Zurich-Miami route will switch to all-Boeing 777-300ER service from the summer next year. The larger-capacity Boeing 777-300ERs will offer an increase in payload.
“We are very excited to announce our new destinations for 2020, which allow us to expand our reach within strategic global markets,” said Alexander Arafa, head of global area & contribution management.
“By increasing capacity to and from major locations in Japan and the U.S.A, we are able to further meet the needs of our customers in these cities and their surrounding regions.”