Helvetic Airways has announced that it will launch a new route between Bristol and Zurich from 5 December 2011.
The new service will allow business travellers in the South West of England to gain access to one of Europe’s most important financial centres. Zurich is home to the world’s fourth-biggest stock exchange and is a centre for banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals and high technology industries as well as the world’s largest gold trading market.
On top of that, the city offers a vibrant nightlife, rich cultural scene and all the fascinating history of a medieval town. Holidaymakers looking towards the ski season might also benefit from the new route as Zurich Airport serves ski resorts such as Klosters, Grindelwald and Wengen.
Bruno Jans, Chief Executive Officer of Helvetic Airways, said: “With flights to Bristol we are developing our service in an economically strong region of the British Isles, providing business travellers with a fast link to Zurich. For Swiss tourists, Bristol is an ideal starting point for leisure trips.”
Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, also commented on the new route: “Zurich is a key business destination, and this direct flight means that the South West is once again connected to this globally important financial centre. It also enables the region to market its attractions to Swiss tourists, for whom the UK currently represents great value for money.”
Cardiff is the only other UK airport which operates Helvetic Airways routes. The new route from Bristol starts from 5 December and runs until 19 March 2012.