American Airlines and SWISS to more closely coordinate New York-Zurich Schedules

Travel News Asia 25 August 2004

American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) today announced that they are to more closely coordinate schedules in the New York-Zurich market.

Effective Oct. 31, 2004, American will revise its eastbound schedule from New York's Kennedy Airport to Zurich, moving its departure time from 5:20 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., while SWISS will retain its existing 6:30 p.m. departure. American's new departure time will provide customers traveling from the New York area, as well as customers connecting from other North American, Caribbean and Latin American cities, a greater range of departure options to Zurich.

At the same time, SWISS will move its westbound Zurich to New York Kennedy departure from 12:30 p.m. to 10:00 a.m., while American will change its scheduled departure from 10:55 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Between them, American and SWISS will offer a broader choice of departures ideally suited for passengers in the local Zurich and New York markets, as well as for customers making connections in Zurich from upline points. In addition, both the American and SWISS flights will arrive in New York in time to connect to American's comprehensive network of services.

The changes to the New York-Zurich schedule will not affect American's existing nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Zurich. Similarly, SWISS' other routes from Switzerland to the New York area, including Geneva-JFK and Zurich-Newark, N.J., will remain the same.

"By realigning our schedules between New York and Zurich, both American and SWISS will generate more, and better travel options for our passengers," said Henry Joyner, American's Senior Vice President-Planning. "American's customers place a high value on the convenience of our schedule and the breadth of our route network. This schedule adjustment with SWISS will enhance our service in both areas."

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