This is occasion to check mark your travel calendar. As the Swiss love to celebrate their sporting events with as much gusto and revelry as they do their cultural and social gatherings.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will again serve as the Official Airline to this year’s International Lauberhorn Races, as part of its ongoing commitment to sports. The highlight in this year’s involvement will again be provided by a fly-past over the course by a SWISS aircraft accompanied by the F5-E Tigers of the Patrouille Suisse, the air display team of the Swiss Air Force. For this year’s fly-past, SWISS will be bringing one of its Bombardier CS100s, the state-of-the-art new short-and medium-haul twin jets which it put into service last year. SWISS is the world’s first operator of this totally new aircraft, which is setting new benchmarks with its in-flight comfort, its operating economics and its environmental credentials.

Weather permitting, the fly pasts will be conducted between the combination downhill and slalom on Friday (13th January) and before the downhill on Saturday (14th January), said a spokesperson.“It should provide a genuine spectacle against the breathtaking backdrop of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.’ A taster of what is in store is offered by this impressive video of a previous Lauberhorn flypast on the SWISS YouTube page.

SWISS will be offering another highlight on the ground at this year’s Lauberhorn event. On both Friday and Saturday, the SWISS Pilot Combo – a band composed exclusively of current SWISS cockpit personnel – will be performing in the World Cup Village in Wengen from 16:00 onwards. As a further attraction, visitors viewing the Saturday race from the Girmschbiel can look forward to a small surprise with SWISS flight vouchers to win.

A broad-based sporting commitment:

As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS attaches great importance to sporting involvements. On the winter sports front, as well as supporting the International Lauberhorn Races, the company is also the Official Airline of Swiss-Ski and Swiss Ice Hockey, and of the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships which will be held in St. Moritz. SWISS also serves as Official Airline to Swiss Athletics, the Weltklasse Zürich international athletics meeting, the Swiss Football Association and the Swiss Handball Federation.

SWISS is proud to support the national teams of all these associations by flying them to and from their training and major events and competitions all over the world, and is equally proud to bring some of the world’s finest athletes to their events in Switzerland.

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