Summer timetable features exciting new additions Sichuan Airlines – new Chinese airline Zurich Airport is set to welcome a new airline this summer. Sichuan Airlines, based at China's economic powerhouse Chengdu, will fly to Zurich via Prague. The thrice weekly Airbus A330 flights will take off from Zurich at 11:25 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and will land in Chengdu at 6:15 a.m. the following day. Return flights from Chengdu, also renowned as Panda City, depart at 2:00 a.m. and, after a stop in Prague, land in Zurich at 9:55 a.m. Thanks to this route, passengers in both directions also benefit from a direct flight between Prague and Zurich. 上海飛香港 Edelweiss – two new long-haul routes This summer sees the Swiss leisure travel airline add two new long-haul destinations to its network. From 4 June 2018, Edelweiss will fly twice a week to Denver, the capital of the US state of Colorado. Denver is a popular starting point for trips to the Rocky Mountains and offers outdoor sports enthusiasts extensive opportunities for hiking, climbing and mountain biking tours in the region. Starting 22 September 2018, Edelweiss will be operating a new flight to the Seychelles on Saturdays. From the international airport on the island of Mahé, boats then take tourists on to the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of the archipelago's resorts. Air Canada – nonstop to Vancouver From 15 June 2018, Air Canada will be deploying a Boeing 777-300 on its existing Zurich – Toronto route, which will increase capacity by 100 seats per flight. But that's not all. Commencing 8 June 2018, Air Canada will fly nonstop from Zurich to Vancouver three times a week (Wednesday/Friday/Sunday). The airline will operate a Boeing 787-Dreamliner boasting a new lighting concept and fresh air inlets to enhance well-being, especially welcome on very long flights. Vancouver airport is not only the gateway to the Whistler Mountains and Vancouver Island, it is also a popular transfer point for journeys to the United States as passengers can easily complete immigration formalities for the USA there.