SWISS Airlines, formerly Swissair, was established in 2002 and is the official carrier of Switzerland. Its hub is in Zurich (ZRH) and services destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.
Choose from three cabin classes aboard SWISS Airlines:
Seats in Economy Class have 81 cm / 32 inches between them. They are fitted with individual screens that feature a selection of films, TV shows, audio and games. Menu items are healthful and flavourful, with alternate choices for most dietary restrictions.
Seats in Business Class have 152 cm / 60 inches between them. Seats feature large screens, laptop adapters, USB ports and iPod ports. Rest in comfort in seats that fully recline to a bed, or to 13 degrees, depending on the aircraft. Choose from a gourmet menu and wide selection of wines.
Seats in First Class have 211 cm / 83 inches between them. Think of this cabin as your living room in the sky, with armchair, footrest and table. The armchair transforms into a bed using your handset. Enjoy a light snack or seven course gourmet meal whenver you wish, plus an array of fine wines and liquers.
SWISS Airlines gives you three options to make your check-in as easy for you as possible.
Airport Check-in: The traditional method of checking in, head to an airport counter staffed by SWISS representatives, or check in at most major train stations in Switzerland.
Advance Online Check-in: Simply go online to the SWISS website and check-in up to 24 hours before your departure. You can also print your boarding pass from the Internet or have it sent to your Smartphone.
Electronic Kiosk Check-in: Look for the SWISS Airlines signage on a self-service electronic kiosk for efficient check-in.
Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of baggage, not exceeding 23 kg / 50 lbs.
Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of baggage, not exceeding 64 kg / 140 lbs total.
First Class passengers are permitted three pieces of baggage, at 32 kg / 70lbs maximum each or totalling no more than 96 kg / 210 lbs.
Economy Class allows one piece of hand luggage, maximum 8 kgs, 55x40x23 cm or under. Items like purses and pillows are allowed as additional items. A fee applies to a greater number of luggage pieces brought into the cabin. Depending on the route and aircraft, there may be an increased permissable amount of carry-on baggage pieces.
Business Class and First Class allow 2 pieces of carry-on luggage, not exceeding 8kg with dimensions 55x40x23 cm or under.
The SWISS Airlines Fleet is composed of 90 aircraft. There are six varieties.
SWISS Airlines is a member of the far-reaching Star Alliance. SWISS lounges are located in Basel, Genoa and Zurich and accessible to First Class and Business Class passengers and members of various airline clubs. These passengers are also welcomed into VIP Star Alliance airport lounges worldwide.
SWISS Airlines maintians the high standards for which its country of origin is known.