Powdair Adds Two New Year-Round City Routes From Winter 2017

powdair has announced the addition of two new year-round routes to its brand new flight programme launching in December this year.

The addition of a twice-daily route to London City Airport and a three-times per day route to Zürich Airport – operated on behalf of powdair by Adria Airways Switzerland – further reinforces powdair’s ambition to be the only scheduled airline flying 7 days a week to the UK, Switzerland and Belgium from the previously un-served Sion Airport in the Valais region of Switzerland.

This brings the total amount of airports in powdair’s schedule from this winter to eight – London Luton, London Southend, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Antwerp and now London City and Zürich.

The double daily flight schedule into London City Airport will mean a convenient route directly into the Swiss Alps for workers and residents based in central London. The Zürich route services the demand from international travellers who can travel to their Alpine destination quickly. Both routes are planned as permanent, year-round scheduled services and are aimed at catering for both the business and leisure traveller.

Head of Commercial for powdair, Zoë Ombler, said:

We always had our sights set on London City Airport knowing that the concentration of winter sports enthusiasts in that area looking for a convenient way to reach the Alps was something we couldn’t ignore. We’ve had incredible demand since we first launched for a direct service to London City and we’re really excited to be able to offer it to our customers during our first operating season. Equally important for us was the chance to cater for Swiss visitors to the Valais and for Valaisans to be able to easily reach Zürich for business and international connections. Our three times a day service to Zürich will make travel between the Alps and one of the biggest business centres in Switzerland far easier and quicker and we hope will prove an immensely popular year-round addition to our programme.

Christian Schneider, the Chief Commercial Officer of Adria Airways Switzerland, added:

We are very pleased to be the partner for powdair on their new routes from Sion to London City as well as Zürich. As a highly experienced Swiss regional carrier we are delighted to start the cooperation and to see our new brand Adria Airways Switzerland in partnership with powdair.

Pierre-André Gremaud, Director of Verbier Promotion, said:

Adding the London City and Zürich Airport to powdair’s flight program is fantastic news for Verbier as it opens up great potential and makes the journey for many of our customers faster and even more convenient. Moreover, connecting flights from Zürich to Sion are a real plus for developing long haul tourism, as they may shorten the journeys considerably – also thanks to the powdair transfers that connect directly into Verbier from Sion airport.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 31, 2017.

About powdair

Flights commence from December 14, 2017 and will significantly cut transfer times to some of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts for winter sports enthusiasts including Zermatt, Verbier, Crans Montana, Anzère, Nendaz, Thyon 4 Vallées – and the famous resorts of Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and Champéry within the French and Swiss Portes du Soleil region. A variety of powdair transfer options from Sion Airport to onward destinations are available to book at the point of ticket purchase, including shared and private journeys to the major resorts in the region.

Ticket pricing for powdair is completely transparent with very little fluctuation across peak dates, meaning that families won’t feel hard done by during the busier school holiday periods – it means booking early, but at little or no extra cost than during the non-peak times.

Frequent flyer Season Passes are also available, offering regular passengers the chance to save a minimum of 20% on flights on any date during the season when they pre-purchase a book of 10, 20 or 30 flights. This also allows guests, family and friends to fly and save when travel is booked by the Season Pass holder.

Discounts for children under 16 years, free flights for infants under 2 years, 23kg hold baggage allowance, free ski and snowboard carriage and a complimentary on-board drink and snack are all part of powdair’s all-inclusive ticket pricing and unique passenger proposition.

The airports that will be served by powdair are – London City, London Luton, London Southend, Southampton, Bristol and Manchester as well as Antwerp and Zürich.

In addition powdair is working on a partnership basis with a number of resorts and businesses to be able to offer a range of exclusive benefits that will only be available to powdair passengers. Details of these partnerships will be announced on the 6 September during powdair’s official launch event at its UK retail partner Ellis Brigham’s Covent Garden store in London. Ellis Brigham is a leading British mountain sports and outdoor clothing and equipment retailer with 20 stores nationally in the UK and Scotland.

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    powdair, will be flying from Sion in the heart of Switzerland’s southern mountain region, the Valais, and will offer skiers and snowboarders across the UK, Benelux and Switzerland the chance to reach some of the world’s most famous winter and mountain resorts quickly and efficiently - all year-round.

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