Japan/Swiss Air Talks OKs Additional Traffic Rights for Narita/Switzerland Route – Third Landing Point to Include Chubu Centrair. Expansion of Code-Sharing Also Agreed
The agreement came after the Japanese and Swiss aviation officials met in Tokyo on July 1 and 2 that a Swiss carrier is granted additional traffic right to serve the Narita/Switzerland route with two additional weekly flights once the departure and arrival slots are expanded at Narita in March 2010. Presently, Swiss International Airlines (LX) operates seven weekly flights between Narita and Zurich. The bilateral air agreement allows a Japanese carrier to enjoy the same traffic rights.
In addition to the existing traffic rights from/to Narita and Kansai, the new agreement allows a Swiss carrier to operate to the third airport including Chubu International Airport Centrair. In expanding the code share network that currently connects Switzerland via European destinations including Frankfurt and London, both parties agreed to increase the number of destinations and flights concerned. Currently, four cities are weekly served by 56 code-share flights and, as per the new agreement, the number of European cities to be weekly served by 112 code share flights will increase to eight in total.
Source: Travel Vision
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