Swiss Air, operated by Edelweiss will commence direct flights from Colombo to Zurich, with effect from 4 November.
Baurs Air Services, the General Sales Agent for SWISS and Edelweiss in Sri Lanka, said on Friday that the Edelweiss Airbus A340 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Colombo, directly connecting the two cities.
Baurs Air Services Director, Amal Peiris said it was the first time that direct flights will be operated between the two capitals.
He said weekly flights from Colombo to Zurich will operate on Fridays and Sundays, while flights from Zurich to Colombo will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Edelweiss is a regular flight operator and the sister company of Swiss International Airlines.
The respective times of the flights are given below:
COLOMBO- ZURICH: Friday 1005/1640; Sunday 1300/1925
ZURICH-COLOMBO: Thursday 1800/0820*1; Saturday 2050/1115*1