Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is now the official airline and partner of the Swiss-Ski association with immediate effect, providing a comprehensive range of air travel services for the association’s international World Cup and FIS competition events outside Switzerland in all eleven of its winter sports disciplines.
As the new Swiss-Ski partner, for instance, SWISS will fly the members of the Swiss national skiing and snowboarding teams from Zurich to their World Cup events all over the globe.
“As The Airline of Switzerland, we are particularly keen to support winter sports, which are one of people’s favourite leisure-time activities in our home country,” says Markus Binkert, SWISS’s Chief Commercial Officer. “So we’re very proud that we will now be conveying and otherwise supporting our Swiss national skiing and snowboarding teams in their training and their major competitions abroad. And as a passionate skier myself, I’m especially delighted at this new team-up between Swiss-Ski and SWISS.”
“We are very pleased to have secured such an attractive and appropriate partner as SWISS just before our new season begins,” adds Urs Lehmann, the President of Swiss-Ski. “Our 300-odd athletes and 150 support staff in our eleven winter sports disciplines will be travelling all over the world throughout the coming season. So it’s all the more vital that we can rely on a partner who offers us the kind of strong service culture which perfectly complements the performance of our teams.”
SWISS’s new partnership with Swiss-Ski has been initially concluded until the end of April 2018.
SWISS has been supporting major international sporting events in Switzerland for a number of years now. These include skiing’s International Lauberhorn Races in Wengen, golf’s Omega European Masters Crans-Montana and the annual Weltklasse athletics meeting in Zurich. The company has also been expanding its involvement in Swiss sports at the national level, and is now the official airline of Swiss Ice Hockey, Swiss Olympic, Swiss Paralympic and the Swiss Handball Federation.