(TAMPA) – Edelweiss Air officials introduced two new service features – Business Class with lie-flat seats and Economy Max – at Tampa International Airport Tuesday evening. The flights on Switzerland’s leading leisure airline operate non-stop from Tampa Bay to Zurich twice weekly, every Tuesday and Friday.
“We are very excited to present our brand-new onboard product to the Tampa Bay market”, says Alain Chisari, Edelweiss Chief Commercial Officer. “Our Business Class now offers fully lie-flat seats and guests in our new Economy Max cabin can enjoy more legroom and recline during their flight.”
Since May 2012 Edelweiss, sister carrier of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), has been operating nonstop flights between Tampa and Zurich with an Airbus A330-300. Since last week, the new cabin interior has been installed, which features the all-new long-haul cabin. Edelweiss Business Class is equipped with 27 fully lie-flat seats and a new in-flight entertainment system including 16-inch Panasonic touchscreens. Furthermore, Edelweiss introduced the new Economy Max cabin, counting 56 seats which offer passengers 15 centimeters more legroom, more recline and many other amenities to ensure a comfortable flight. The 232 Edelweiss Economy Class seats have also received a makeover and now offer a new in-flight entertainment system that includes touchscreens as well.
Since 2008, Edelweiss has been a member of the Lufthansa Group and sister company to Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). More than 1.3 million passengers a year enjoy flying with Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline, to the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations. The Edelweiss head office is at Zurich Airport with Karl Kistler serving as Chief Executive Officer. Edelweiss’s motto “Der Sonne entgegen” (Flying to the Sunshine) means not only over forty top destinations reached non-stop from Zurich, but also embodies the warmth and cordiality with which Edelweiss passengers are welcomed on board. In recent years, Edelweiss has earned numerous awards for the high quality of its services. The airline’s globally distinctive mark is the famous alpine flower which adorns the Swiss mountain peaks and represents the “little extra” that makes Edelweiss so special.
Other destinations in North America include Las Vegas, Nevada and Vancouver, Canada.