DIA adds new non­stop flight to Zurich

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - By Ethan Mill­man

Den­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Swiss air­line Edel­weiss Air an­nounced Wed­nes­day a new se­ries of sea­sonal non­stop flights be­tween Zurich, the most pop­u­lated city in Switzer­land, and Den­ver.

Start­ing June 2018, Edel­weiss will run two flights per week from both DIA and Zurich Air­port. The Den­ver flights will de­part at 10 p.m. on Mon­days and 6:05 p.m. on Fri­days, both ar­riv­ing the next day. The nearly 10hour flight, flown on an Air­bus A330-300, will seat 315 pas­sen­gers.

The Den­ver-bound flights de­part Zurich at 5:15 p.m. Mon­days and 1:20 p.m. Fri­days, ar­riv­ing the same day.

The ser­vice runs from June 4, 2018, through Oct. 26, 2018, dur­ing its first sea­son.

Edel­weiss is owned by Swiss In­ter­na­tional Air Lines, a sub­sidiary of the Ger­man car­rier Lufthansa.

Zurich is DIA’s 24th non­stop in­ter­na­tional lo­ca­tion and its first non­stop to Switzer­land. The air­port has 16 flights across the Amer­i­cas, six to Euro­pean coun­tries and one to Tokyo. Laura Jack­son, vice pres­i­dent of air ser­vice de­vel­op­ment at DIA, said the air­port hopes to of­fer non­stop flights to Seoul, South Korea, and Bei­jing, China, within the next three years.

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