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    Swiss International Air Lines is the main airline of Switzerland. The airline was formed in the year 2002 upon the bankruptcy of Swissair, which was Switzerland’s former airline flag carrier. The airline is currently the leading international carrier in the country.

Service Areas

    Swiss International Air Lines flies to 79 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Largest Hubs

    The airline’s largest hubs are the Zürich Airport, Geneva Cointrin International Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.

Popular Routes

    Swiss International Air Lines’ most popular routes are to Japan, China, India, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Denmark and France.

Frequent Flyer Program

    Swiss International Air Lines’ frequent flyer program is named Miles and More. This is the largest in Europe and in fact, it has 15 million members already. It is currently being used by 13 other European airlines that enable the members to redeem miles with the full members of Star Alliance. It gives members several benefits and privileges.

Cabin Amenities and Classes

    SWISS Economy — Get the best value for your money with Swiss International Air Lines’ excellent services and technologically advanced aircrafts. Features and amenities may differ according to the aircraft and destination. With seating of 2-4-2, seat distance of 81.3 cm / 32’’ and seat width 44 cm / 17.3’’, your flight will be as comfortable as it can get. Passengers of this class are served with a choice of drinks. Cold and hot snacks are also available.

    SWISS Business — Take time to work, relax and savor the excellent services offered in this class. Passengers are given a welcome drink and personalized services. Communication facilities are also available. Individual telephones can be used for calls around the world. Passengers are given gourmet services of the best menus.

    SWISS First — Get the privacy, comfort and luxury that you need from this class. Seats are fully reclining and can turn into comfortable beds for a pleasurable experience. Flight attendants take care of every passenger's needs. For their satisfaction, personalized services are given to those who fly first class. Amenity kits such as socks, sleeping mask, toothpaste, toothbrush, ear plugs, hand creams, moisturizing body lotions and facial spray are also given. Other needs are available upon request.

Baggage Policy

    Special baggage such as sports or musical equipment should be booked with the airline early on. The price of the passenger’s ticket entitles him to a certain amount of baggage allowance. For the economy class, check-in baggage allowance is 44 lbs, for the business class, 66 lbs and for first class, 88 lbs. All total baggage dimensions should not exceed 62 inches.

    Excess baggage is subject to fees according to the destination. For it to be calculated, it is best to contact the airlines directly for reservations. All bags that exceed the allowed weight will either be fined or not accepted for check-in. Bags that are not accepted for check-in will be recommended for shipment.


    Swiss International Air Lines’ main headquarters is located at Zürich Airport (ZRH) in Kloten, Canton of Zürich, Switzerland.

Airline Codes

    Swiss International Air Lines’ IATA code is LX, ICAO code is SWR and Callsign is Swiss.
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