West Coast skiers and riders planning to vacation in the Swiss Alps now have the option of service from San Francisco to Zurich, Switzerland six days a week. The new service starts June 2, and runs daily except Tuesdays.

The Airbus 340 sports a colorful "flower power' design with "San Francisco" lettering and was created to salute the city's past. The final design was a result of a contest in Switzerland.

"We are most pleased about this West Coast addition to our network, linking two vital business and leisure destination," said SWISS CEO Harry Hohmeister.

The aircraft offers seating in economy, business, and first-class cabins. Service to Zurich departs SFO at 7:25 p.m., arriving at 3:40 p.m. the following day. Return service departs Zurich at 1:15 p.m., arriving in San Francisco at 4:30 p.m.

San Francisco is the eighth gateway service by SWISS in North America. Others include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, and Montreal.