Starting with the winter schedule low cost carrier easyJet operates six new routes from Switzerland as follows: Basel - Brussels from 28Oct12 up to 6 x weekly Basel - Budapest from 28Oct12 up to 4 x weekly Basel - Manchester from 29 Oct12 up to 4 x weekly Geneva - London Southend from 14Dec12 up to 3 x weekly (seasonal) Geneva - Seville from 21Feb13 up to 3 x weekly.
As of today no airline is serving direct flights from Switzerland to Bilbao. This will change on 31. October 2011 when easyJet starts direct flight operations from Geneva to Bilbao. Flights will take place up to three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
SriLankan Airlines, formerly known as Air Lanka, reinstates direct flight connections from Colombo to Zurich. As of 23 December 2011 SriLankan will operate this route two times a week as follows: Colombo - Zurich: Friday direct / Monday via Male Zurich - Colombo: Monday direct / Friday via Male.
Emirates currently offers double-daily flights between Dubai and Zurich and will start daily operations from Dubai to Geneva on 01 June 2011. The new route will be operated with Boeing 777-200LR (266 seats) and 777-300ER (354 seats) aircrafts in a three-class configuration and 15-20-tonne cargo capacity. According to Emirates press release Geneva will be the 26th Emirates destination in Europe and the 111th international flight route. Flight schedule: EK 089 Dubai - Geneva / 08:55 - 14:10 EK 090 Geneva - Dubai / 15:40 - 23:59
Geneva is already served by other ambitious airlines from the gulf of arabia such as Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. Each of them operates 5 weekly flight to Geneva from their Hubs in Doha and Abu Dhabi.
The swiss travel trade magazine Travel Inside has published the "Holiday Flights" for winter 2010/11. The "Holiday Flights" feature almost all charter flights from Zurich, Basle, Geneva and Friedrichshafen/DE for the next winter season. This is a nice tool to see which swiss tour operator operates charters (full charter, partcharter, seat allotments) where to and when. Click here to download the "Holiday Flights" as pdf. The flights are part of holiday packages but many are also available as flight-only. A list of holiday destinations available as "flight-only" can be found here (german).
For a limited time 678208 easyJet cheap flight tickets from Switzerland are available for booking. The special offer applies to travel from 01 October to 15 December 2010 and ends on 07 September 2010 at midnight. easyJet has 16 aircrafts based in Switzerland and operates direct flights from Geneva (46 routes), Basel (30 routes) and Zurich (2 routes).