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Swiss WorldCargo announced inaugural flight to Toronto from Zurich

Swiss WorldCargo announced inaugural flight to Toronto from Zurich

Today, 10th May marks an exciting milestone for Swiss WorldCargo as the inaugural flight to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) departs from Zurich. 

“Swiss WorldCargo is pleased to announce the launch of a new route between Zurich and Toronto, Canada, as part of the expansion of its long-haul network, with the new destination being served by SWISS and Swiss WorldCargo”.

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The addition of Toronto to its international network will support SWISS airfreight division’s efforts to connect economies, cultures, and societies across Canada and Europe, ensuring an interconnected relationship between these key regions.

As of today, the new route will connect Zurich to Toronto with five weekly flights, employing the same Airbus model – the A333 aircraft – that has served another SWISS’ and Swiss WorldCargo’s recently announced destination, Washington D.C.

This expansion not only adds to the airfreight division’s current solid network in North America, which includes Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Newark, and San Francisco, but also plays a crucial role in serving diverse industries in the Ontario region, such as manufacturing, technology, automotive, and notably, pharmaceutical and healthcare.

Swiss WorldCargo is committed to keep offering its customers reliable services and products to successfully transport high-value, care-intensive and temperature-sensitive cargo, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. SWISS airfreight division’s focus on cold chain solutions for the pharmaceutical sector emphasizes its commitment to maintaining the integrity and efficacy of critical healthcare products during transport around the globe. Industries active in the pharmaceutical sector in the Ontario region can thus benefit from Swiss WorldCargo’s comprehensive and reliable logistical solutions.

“Toronto has emerged as a critical hub in technology, automotive, and healthcare,” said Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at SWISS. “By linking this city with our extensive network, we aim to nurture strong economic ties with the Ontario region by providing our customers in the area with seamless logistics solutions for the transport of their care-intensive and temperature-sensitive cargo.”

Details and schedule of the flights to and from Toronto:

From Zurich (ZRH) to Toronto (YYZ) – Flight LX80

  • Departure: 09:55
  • Arrival: 13:05
  • Days of operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

From Toronto (YYZ) to Zurich (ZRH) – Flight LX81

  • Departure: 16:35
  • Arrival: 06:30+1
  • Days of operation: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

From May 10th to October 26th, Swiss WorldCargo’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate between Toronto and Zurich, enhancing cargo capacity and ensuring seamless connectivity within their direct network.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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