Swiss International Air Lines: Overview
Previously Swiss Air Lines Ltd (Swiss for short).
Switzerland’s flag carrier airline; operates scheduled
services in Europe and to North America, South
America, Africa, and Asia.
Its home base is Zurich (Zürich) Airport (ZRH).
Founded in 2002 after Swissair, Switzerland’s former flag
carrier, went bankrupt.
Subsidiary airline of the German airline Lufthansa (with
which Swiss International Air Lines is a Star Alliance
Its headquarters are at EuroAirport Basel-MulhouseFreiburg (one of its two focus cities, with Geneva
International Airport) near Basel, Switzerland; also has
an office at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Switzerland.
Its registered office is in Basel.
Uses the IATA Code LX that it took over from the Swiss
regional airline Crossair (SR was Swissair’s code).
Its ICAO code is SWR, which it took over from Swissair
(Crossair’s ICAO code was CRX) so as to maintain
international traffic rights.
Swiss International Air Lines: Hubs and Subsidiaries
Swiss Aviation Training
Swiss European Air Lines
Swiss International Air Lines: Head office
Headquartered at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
near Basel, Switzerland.
A French-Swiss binational airport, EuroAirport is
physically in France with direct access to Switzerland.
The Swiss head office, located in the Swiss sector of the
airport, is only accessible via Switzerland.
The current Swiss International Air Lines head office was
once the head office of Crossair.
In 2002, when Swiss International Air Lines was
founded, the name Crossair was replaced with Swiss
International Air Lines on the main office building.
Since 2004, the Basel area offices had almost 1,000
employees, whereas the Zurich area offices had roughly
Approximately 1,400-1,500 worked at the Basel office
when Swiss began as a company.
Swiss International Air Lines : Codeshare agreements
Swiss International has codeshare agreements
with the following airlines:
LOT Polish Airlines
South African Airways
Thai Airways International
Ukraine International Airlines
Swiss International Air Lines: Onboard Services
On all economy class flights in Europe, Swiss offers
Depending on the flight’s time and length, Swiss
might also offer snack services.
Swiss offers cold snacks on shorter flights and hot
snacks on longer flights.
The Europe economy class services include
sandwiches from a Swiss bakery.
Additionally, Swiss provides Swiss chocolate near the
end of all Swiss flights (Switzerland is one of ten
leading producers of chocolate).
Swiss International Air Lines Safety Video:
SWISS TV Commercial for Switzerland 2013: