recently announced new routes connectivity from London and Manchester to Basel, Switzerland. The new service will begin from 27th March 2011. The three day service per day on weekdays and two day service on Saturday and Sunday will be operated by flights in partnership with SWISS International.
Basel city, which is situated on river Rhine, holds a strategic connectivity to some of the best skiing regions is Switzerland. The city also gives easy access to Alsace and Germany’s Black forest as the three countries when connected form a triangle. The services will be beneficial to all the business customers as the new route offers direct and regular service to the commercial city.
Airbus A319 aircraft will be used that will offer business class and economy class seats to all the interested passengers.
The business class cabin will be equipped with 31-32 inches seat pitch with 2:2 seating configuration where the middle seat will be kept free. The passengers will be allowed 30 kg free hold baggage allowance, two pieces of cabin baggage, and one personal item. Passengers will be able to enjoy the hot breakfast served until 09.30 am and also the hot meals offered round the clock. There will also be a choice of seat selection that the passengers can make while booking their flight tickets.
The business class passengers will also have an access to the BMI business class lounges at Manchester and London Heathrow and SWISS Business Class lounge at Basel. The passengers can also get their baggage checked by using the online and self check-in service at the UK and Basel airport and for the others can get their baggage check-in at a Separate Premium Check-in desk in the UK and Basel within 30 minutes at London airport.
The economy class cabin will be equipped with 31-32 inches seat pitch with 3:3 seating configuration. The passengers will be allowed 20 kg free hold baggage allowance, one piece of cabin baggage, and one personal item. Passengers will be served with complimentary hot breakfast Panini that will be served until 9.30 am, and sandwiches and drinks at the bar for the rest of the day. The economy class passengers will have the liberty to select seats but at the time of check-in and will also be able to use the online and self check-in service at the UK and Basel airports.