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Manchester Airport to Geneva route restored

Tue, 22 Sep, 2009

Manchester Airport will once again serve customers wishing to fly to Switzerland for the ski season.

Swiss International Air Lines will operate the service to Geneva, which is in the north-west of the country.

Geneva is located close to several ski resorts, including Chamonix, Villars and Verbier.

Julie Melet from Switzerland Tourism, said: "There is a long-lasting tradition of Britons visiting Switzerland.

"After all, they are the ones who introduced winter sports in Switzerland in 1864 in St Moritz."

She added that there were a variety of activities available for non-skiers wishing to travel to the country as well, ranging from paragliding to visiting spas and hot springs.

The Swiss tourism industry has suffered a 1.2 million drop in visitors this year and is keen to encourage visitors to return.

Its UK tourist board has organised a two day Swiss Extravaganza in Broadgate Circle, London on September 30th and October 1st.

It will feature an artificial ski slope along with cheese tasting and a Swiss band.

Joe Evans

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