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Helvetic Airways has announced it will launch a new route between Bristol and Zurich from 5 December 2011. Flights linking the South West with the Swiss financial centre will operate three times a week. Tickets can be purchased via www.helvetic.com and go on sale today (3 November 2011) with return fares from £145.00. Tickets on GDS Systems go on sale within the next few days. The new service will link businesses across the region to one of Europe’s major financial centres. Zurich is home to the world’s fourth biggest stock exchange and is a centre for banking and insurance, pharmaceuticals, and high technology industries, as well as the world’s largest gold trading market. Zurich also has much to offer leisure travellers, with a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene coupled with a rich history centred on the medieval old town. The city’s airport also serves renowned ski resorts such as Klosters, Grindelwald and Wengen. For Swiss passengers, Bristol Airport provides an ideal gateway to the South West countryside made popular in the German-language television adaptation of Rosamunde Pilcher’s novels set in the region. 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, said: “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.” Helvetic Airways becomes the 12th scheduled airline operating from Bristol Airport. Flights will be operated by a Fokker 100.
Besides comfortable seating with its generous seat pitch of 33 inch, the business traveller at Helvetic Airways can also benefit from the following advantages:
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