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Swiss International Air Lines AG
IATA
LX
ICAO
SWR
Callsign
SWISS
Foondit 2002 (as Swiss Air Lines Ltd)[1]
Hubs Zurich Airport
Focus ceeties
Frequent-fleeer program Miles & More
Airport lounge
  • SWISS First Lounge
  • SWISS Senator Lounge
  • SWISS Business Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiars
Fleet size 68
Destinations 84 [2]
Company slogan 'Our sign is a promise' (English) 'Unser Zeichen ist ein Versprechen' (German)
Parent company Lufthansa Group
Heidquairters EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
near Basel, Switzerland
Register: Basel[3]
Key fowk Harry Hohmeister (President and CEO)[4]
Revenue Increase CHF 5.2 billion (2012)[5]
Profit IncreaseCHF 212 million (2012)
Wabsteid swiss.com

Swiss International Air Lines AG (short: Swiss) is the flag carrier[6] airline o Swisserland operatin scheduled services in Europe an tae North Americae, Sooth Americae, Africae an Asie. Its main hub is Zurich Airport (ZRH). The airline wis formit efter the 2002 bankruptcy o Swissair, Swisserland's umwhile flag carrier.

Swiss is a subsidiar o the German airline group the Lufthansa Group, wi heidquairters at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg near Basel, Swisserland, an a office at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Swisserland.[7] The company's registered office is in Basel.[8]

The airline uisses the IATA Code LX that it inheritit frae the Swiss regional airline Crossair (Swissair's code wis SR). The ICAO code is SWR, inheritit frae Swissair (Crossair's wis CRX), in order tae keep internaitional traffec richts.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Swiss, Facts & Figures". Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. "Facts and figures". Swiss.com. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  3. "Swiss International Air Lines AG." Office du Registre du commerce du canton de Bâle-Ville. Retrieved on 13 March 2008.
  4. Kurt Hofmann (27 Juin 2011). "Swiss CEO forecasts difficult 2011 second half". Air Transport World. Retrieved 27 Juin 2011. "Swiss International Air Lines CEO Harry Hohmeister told ATW he is expecting a difficult second half of 2011 for the carrier owing to high fuel prices, political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and the natural and nuclear disasters in Japan."  (subscription needit)
  5. "Lufthansa Group annual report Page 69" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  6. "Even SWISS is not immune to the LCC offensive". Centre for Aviation. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. "Switzerland’s de facto flag carrier has started offering low-cost flights starting at CHF49 (EUR40/USD51) from Geneva to a number of popular destinations such as Madrid and Nice." 
  7. "Swiss International Air Lines Zurich. Swiss International Air Lines" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  8. "Impressum." Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved on 22 June 2010. "Rechtssitz der Gesellschaft Swiss International Air Lines AG Malzgasse 15 CH-4052 Basel."

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Donohue, Ken. "Swiss continues a proud tradition." Airways Magazine: A Global Review of Commercial Flight. March 2008: 22-23, 25, 28.

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