Swiss International Airlines
Founded in the year 2002, Swiss Airlines is a member star alliance and it operates over 74 destinations that include 50 European and 24 other destinations all over the world, covering 38 countries. The airline has its hub at Zurich along with major international airports that include Geneva and Basel. Swiss manages a fleet of 92 aircrafts that are equipped with all the modern facilities. Catering to the needs of the passengers are dedicated in-flight crew who ensure that their journey is hassle free. A part of Lufthansa Group, Swiss flights provides frequent services to Mumbai and Delhi, delighting customers with its services. The schedule services of Swiss to important destinations have helped them grab a stronghold in the domain. Apart from online booking services for air tickets, the airline also provides web check-in services for the convenience of the customers that helps them in avoiding all queues. One of the best things about Swiss is that it has aimed towards careful use of natural resources and endeavours to continue its services to the society. The airline has partnered with car rental companies, Switzerland Tourism and Miles & More Credit Cards from SWISS to avail extra benefits to the customers apart from low air fare. less... more
Destination & Services
Swiss boasts of a fleet of some of the world-class aircrafts that include Airbus A319, A320, A321, A330-300, A340-300 and Avro RJ100. These aircrafts provide safe flights to the customers, making air travel a hassle free affair. In North America the airline operates to some of the major destinations that include Boston, New York, Chicago and Montreal. The Swiss flights cover some of the major destinations in Middle East, including Dubai, Muscat, Cairo and Tel Aviv. The airline not only ensures that flights are in-schedule but also takes care of passengers on board. The services of Swiss have been widely appreciated in Africa where it operates in destinations like Nairobi, Dares Salaam, Douala and Yaounde. The low air fare of the airline has helped it garner a huge customer base in Europe. Swiss provides regular services in Europe in the areas like Paris, Munich, Prague, Budapest, Florence, Luxembourg, Dublin and Milan. Apart from this, some of the other areas in Europe include Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels and Manchester. Moreover, passengers can book their air tickets to Indian destinations like Delhi and Mumbai. Nearby India, Swiss flights operate in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Dubai, Muscat and Tokyo. Owing to the simplification of ticketing procedure due to online booking, frequent flyers can take sigh of relief. Less... more
Swiss International Airlines has a varied fleet which comprises of 89 aircrafts till date, with an average age of 10.6 years. Out of them, 27 aircrafts are used for long haul routes, 55 for medium and short haul routes, and 7 operate on wet lease. There are 7 different kinds of aircrafts in Swiss International Airlines fleet: 7 Airbus A319-100, 21 Airbus A320-200, 6 Airbus A321-100, 1 Airbus A321-200, 4 Airbus A330-200, 10 Airbus A330-300, 15 Airbus A340-300, 20 Avro RJ100, 1 Boeing 737-800 and 6 Fokker 100 aircrafts.
Swiss International Airlines Baggage policy does allow passengers to carry some amount of baggage free of charge. The baggage allowance depends on the destination you are flying to. For SWISS First passenger free baggage allowance is 40 kilograms, for SWISS Business it is 20 kilograms, and for SWISS Economy it is 20 kilograms. For Children less than two years of age, free baggage allowance is 1 piece of baggage, with a maximum weight of 10 kilograms, and one folding pushchair.
Swiss International Airlines History
Swiss International Airlines was formed after the bankruptcy of Swissair in the year 2002, which was the former flag carrier of Switzerland. Swiss International Airlines was formed from the remains of Crossair, the regional counterpart to transatlantic Swissair. After turmoil of ups and downs, Swiss recovered its losses in 2006 and on July 1st, 2007, Lufthansa Group's took over Swiss. On April 1st, 2006, Swiss International Airlines joined Star Alliance and became a member of Lufthansa's Miles and More frequent program. Swiss acquired Edelweiss Air and Servair, in the year 2008.