Swiss

Founded
2002
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
89
Destinations
106
Passengers per year
20,416,000

Swiss is the national carrier of the central European country, Switzerland. The airline operates from Zürich Airport and Geneva Airport to destinations all over the world.

Organization

Swiss is a subsidiary of the German aviation group: Lufthansa Group. Swiss has a subsidiary itself which is called Edelweiss Air. Like Lufthansa, Swiss is also a member of Star Alliance, the largest airline alliance in the world.

Parent company
Lufthansa Group
Alliance
Star Alliance

History

Swiss was established in 2002, just after the bankruptcy of Switzerland’s former flag carrier Swissair. In 2005, Lufthansa started to obtain shares of Swiss which led to full ownership in 2007.

Passengers

2015
16,307,542
2016
17,972,000
2017
18,933,000
2018
20,416,000

Baggage

The amount of allowed hand baggage depends on the travel class. Passengers travelling in Swiss Economy can bring 1 piece of cabin luggage with a maximum weight of 8 kg while Swiss Business and Swiss First passengers are permitted to take 2 pieces of cabin baggage on board. In addition, every passenger is allowed to bring 1 personal item. For hold luggage,  the amount of permitted baggage depends also on the travel class. Travellers flying in with Economy Light need to pay an additional charge to bring a piece of hold luggage while Economy Classic and Flex can bring 1 piece with a maximum weight of 23 kg free of charge. Business Class passengers are allowed to bring 2 pieces with each a maximum weight of 32 kg. Please consult website Swiss for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

Swiss offers in-flight Wi-Fi on their Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A330-300 aircraft at an additional charge. Please consult website Swiss for more information.

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