The Alfa Romeo outfit has confirmed the Swiss leisure airline, charter airline Edelweiss as its newest partner. The carrier will acquire the designation of Swiss-Italian team’s Official Airline Partner and will support the team as it flies to race destinations around Europe and the World.
The airline was founded on 19 October 1995 in Bassersdorf, Switzerland, with just one aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83. The company's name is derived from the Swiss unofficial national flower, the Edelweiss, which is also painted on its aircraft.
The company is now Switzerland's leading leisure carrier, currently flying to 82 destinations in 38 countries around the world, including destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and The Americas.
The company prides itself on offering Swiss premium quality, living by and applying globally appreciated Swiss values: they cater to the individual needs of passengers with their distinct inflight-service in economy and business class, provided with the warmth and hospitality that Edelweiss is known for. Edelweiss is the sister carrier of SWISS International Air Lines and an affiliate of the Lufthansa Group.
Edelweiss branding will be visible on the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41 cars’ sidepod floorline.
Commenting on the announcement, Patrick Heymann, CCO Edelweiss said: "Edelweiss is as unique in Switzerland as the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team. We proudly carry Swiss values like quality, reliability and precision all over the world. And we are honored to be asked to fly Team Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN to the most diverse race destinations in the world in the future.
„We will do our utmost to ensure that the team arrives relaxed at each destination so that they can deliver top performances at the racetrack. I am delighted about this exciting partnership, which connects modern Switzerland with the world,” added Heynmann.
“Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN is a global brand, racing in more than 20 destinations around the world: we need a reliable, high-quality partner to move our personnel to and from each race and Edelweiss is the perfect choice for our team,” started Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur.
„They embody the same Swiss values that drive us: their attention to detail, their impeccable quality standards and the care they put into making each one of us feel like a VIP guest ensure we reach the venues ready to give our best and fully focus on our job. We are proud to have them as members of the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN family,” Vasseur concluded.