Swiss Airlines has announced that it will be launching flights to Beijing, China from 11th February 2012. The flights will operate daily, on board Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
LX196 ZRH1730 - 1020+1PEK 343 D Flying time: 9h50min
LX197 PEK1205 - 1600ZRH 343 D Flying time: 10h55min
The competition to this route comes from Hainan Airlines which operates thrice weekly service on the route on board Airbus A330-200 aircraft.