In great news for skiers and snowboarders heading to Zermatt next winter, a new airline has confirmed it will be flying from the UK to Sion airport in Switzerland.
Starting in December PowdAir will run 40 flights per week from eight UK airports to Sion. Additionally, the airline will run flights from Rotterdam and Brussels to Sion.
Routes served on the new UK to Sion flights
London Southend to Sion
Manchester to Sion
Bristol to Sion
Southampton to Sion
Edinburgh to Sion
Liverpool to Sion
Leeds-Bradford to Sion
Newcastle to Sion
Rotterdam to Sion
Brussels to Sion
How much does it cost to fly from the UK to Sion airport?
Flight times will vary from 1h25m to 2h from the UK, flying on a Fokker 100 plane. Prices are likely to be in the region of £100-£150 per person each way, which will include free ski carriage. Tickets will be available to buy online from April 2017 at www.powdair.ski
How long is a transfer from Sion to Zermatt?
Flying to Sion cuts your transfer time down to Zermatt significantly. Depending on how you travel, it will take 1h15m (by car) to 2h (by train) to reach resort.
Helicopter transfer to Zermatt
Alternatively, you can cut that journey time right down to 20 minutes by taking a helicopter transfer. Our Matterhorn Chalets concierge service can arrange this for you.
Swiss Airlines flights to Sion
Last month Swiss Air started flying test flights from London Heathrow into Sion Airport. They flew every Saturday during February. The initial flight was 80% full, but Swiss have not yet confirmed if they will continue these flights next season.
For more information on all of the above and help with booking a catered chalet, self-catering apartment or hotel in Zermatt, please contact the small, but expert, Matterhorn Chalets team on +41 79 247 15 88