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Encyclopedia > Swiss International Air Lines
Swiss International Air Lines
IATA
LX
ICAO
SWR
Callsign
SWISS
Founded 2001 after bankruptcy of Swissair
Hubs Zurich International Airport
Focus cities Geneva Cointrin International Airport,
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
Frequent flyer program Miles & More
Member lounge Swiss Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 76 (+13 orders)
Destinations 71
Parent company Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Headquarters Basel, Switzerland
Key people Dr. Christoph Franz (President and CEO)
Website: http://www.swiss.com

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. (short: Swiss) is the principal airline of Switzerland operating scheduled services in Europe and to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Its main hub is Zurich Kloten Airport (ZRH). Swiss is a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa. Swiss may refer to: referring to Switzerland, English since 1515, from French Suisse, ultimately from Schwyz related to the Old Swiss Confederacy Swiss mercenaries, especially the Swiss Guard the Swiss dagger popular in 15th to 16th c. ... Image File history File links Swiss_logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Arrivals Lounge Interior of airport terminal Zurich International Airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) also called Kloten Airport, is located at 47°29′N 8°32′E in Kloten, canton of Zurich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Airport entrance. ... EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA: BSL, EAP, MLH, ICAO: LFSB) is an international airport near Mulhouse (France), Basel (Switzerland), and Freiburg (Germany). ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... Miles & More is the frequent flyer program of 12 European airlines. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery   Star Alliance is the largest and most awarded airline alliance, with the... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Arrivals Lounge Interior of airport terminal Zurich International Airport (IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH) also called Kloten Airport, is located at 47°29′N 8°32′E in Kloten, canton of Zurich, Switzerland and managed by Unique Airport. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ...


The airline uses the IATA Code LX, which it inherited from the Swiss regional airline Crossair (Swissair's code was SR). The ICAO code is SWR, inherited from Swissair (Crossair's was CRX), in order to keep international traffic rights. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Crossair was an airline based in Switzerland, founded by Moritz Suter. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ...

Contents

Troubled Beginnings

The airline was formed after the 2001 bankruptcy of Swissair, Switzerland's former flag carrier. In fact, their losses totaled $1.6 billion from its startup until 2005. The failed airline's biggest creditors, Credit Suisse and UBS, arranged to sell part of Swissair's assets to Crossair, the regional counterpart to the transatlantic Swissair (both Swissair and Crossair were under the same holding company, called SAirGroup). Crossair later changed its name to Swiss, and the new national airline started its operations officially on March 31, 2002. The airline was first owned by institutional investors (61.3%), Swiss Confederation (20.3%), cantons and communities (12.2%) and others (6.2%). Swiss also owns subsidiary companies Swiss Sun (100%) and Crossair Europe (99.9%). Employees total 5970.[citation needed] Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... National airlines redirects here. ... $, the dollar sign, is primarily used to represent currencies: Many different dollars Many different pesos Different escudos The Brazilian real The Tongan paanga The Nicaraguan córdoba $ may also be: $ (film), also known as Dollars A sigil (computer programming) Category: ... The Credit Suisse Group (SWX:CSGN, NYSE: CS) is a financial services company, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. ... The UBS Tower in Chicago (photo by Krzysztof Makara) UBS AG (NYSE: UBS; SWX: UBSN; TYO: 8657) is a diversified global financial services company, with its main headquarters in Basel & Zürich, Switzerland. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) is the former national airline of Switzerland. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Crossair Europe (European Continental Airways) is an airline based in Basle/Mulhouse, Switzerland. ...

Swiss International Air Lines, or "Swiss" was founded from the remains of Crossair. Unfortunately, the name change did not help. Crossair, which had for 40% of its income come from the defunct Swissair, and was cut out for becoming and intercontinental airline thanks to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The first year was plagued with loss and the Swiss government gave the airline the then-equivalent of $1.5 billion, which was used up within two years. For the road in England, see A340 road. ... Narita International Airport (Japanese: 成田国際空港 Narita Kokusai Kūkō) (IATA airport code: NRT, ICAO Airport Code: RJAA) is an international airport in the eastern portion of Narita, Chiba, Japan. ... Crossair was an airline based in Switzerland, founded by Moritz Suter. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


According to Marcel Biedermann, the managing director intercontinental markets for Swiss, said there were three possibilities: stay independent as a niche carrier, shrink to an unrecognizable level, or attach onto another airline group. The last choice was taken. Swiss talked to Air France-KLM, British Airways, and Lufthansa. However, Swiss was tied up with debt and an uncertain future, and seemed to be an unattractive investment. After merging with KLM, Air France said they were too busy to deal with Swiss joining them. Lufthansa wanted to take over, but the Swiss people did not want that. British Airways was open, and Oneworld partners thought Zürich Airport would be a viable alternative hub for London Heathrow. After almost a year of disputes, Swiss was finally accepted into the Oneworld airline alliance, after having been blocked by British Airways, with which Swiss competes on many long-haul routes. On June 3, 2004, Swiss announced its decision not to join Oneworld because they did not want to integrate their current frequent flyer program into British Airways' Executive Club. Furthermore, Swiss thought the relationship was one sided, where British Airways sapped out the benefits of the airline, but they would get no return. KLM Boeing 737-300. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA:LHR, ICAO:EGLL), often referred to simply as Heathrow, is the United Kingdoms busiest and best-connected airport. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with British Airways. ...


Bouncing Back

By 2005, Swiss was half its 2002 size, and coming back. The airline annually halved their losses, and in 2006, received a net profit of $220 million. The net profit of the year 2007 was $570 million. Biedermann stated in the March 2008 edition of "Airways", that "this was the beginning of getting our house back in order." He said that help was needed and looked up to Lufthansa as a comparison, so their coming together was natural, even with their differences. Even with the smaller network, Swiss carries the same number of passengers as they did in 2002.


On 22 March 2005 Lufthansa confirmed its plan to take over Swiss, starting with a minority stake (11%) of a new company set up to hold Swiss shares called Air Trust. The takeover was completed on the 1st of July 2007 and the Swiss operations were gradually integrated with Lufthansa's from late 2005. Swiss joined Star Alliance on 1 April 2006, when it also became a member of Lufthansa's Miles & More frequent flyer program. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery   Star Alliance is the largest and most awarded airline alliance, with the... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miles & More is the frequent flyer program of 12 European airlines. ...


The airline has set up a regional airline subsidiary called Swiss European Air Lines. This carrier has its own air operator's certificate and operates a non-Airbus fleet. The two independently operating divisions Swiss AviationTraining and Swiss WorldCargo (belly capacity of passenger planes) are also owned by Swiss. Regional Airlines redirects here. ... Swiss European Air Lines is a subsidiary of the Swiss International Air Lines, operating as the latter on some of its nearby destinations. ...


The Effects of Lufthansa

Following Lufthansa's take over, the regional fleet was changed from Crossair's EMBRAER ERJ's and SAAB's to Avro RJ's (aka BAe 146), which are flown by wholly-owned subsidiary, Swiss European Air Lines. The rest of the fleet was rationalised and is now all Airbus, except the regional fleet. Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. ... Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A., is a Brazilian corporation, founded in 1969. ... For the manufacturer of Saab cars, see Saab Automobile. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Swiss European Air Lines is a subsidiary of the Swiss International Air Lines, operating as the latter on some of its nearby destinations. ...


The airline reconstruction also caused Swiss to renegotiate their supplier contracts, which include ground handling, maintenance, food service, and labor.


Even though there was no public uproar about Lufthansa's takeover, many people thought the airline was given away. The shareholders of Swiss will received a performance-based option for their shares. Payment will be in 2008, and will rely on how well Lufthansa's shares compare with competitors' shares. Nonetheless, Lufthansa still wants to keep Swiss a separate brand.


Destinations

This is a list of airports to which Swiss International Air Lines flies. ...

New routes and added frequencies

  • Zürich – Shanghai – Will be a daily service operated by Airbus A340 aircraft, the service will be temporarily routed via Beijing for Olympics in 2008 from 28 July to 28 August.

The airline announced a major expansion at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in an attempt to win back market share from budget airlines using the airport. On January 14, 2007 services were launched to Barcelona, Budapest, Manchester, Nice, Prague and Warsaw, in addition to existing services to Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Zurich[1]. The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ... EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA: BSL, EAP, MLH, ICAO: LFSB) is an international airport near Mulhouse (France), Basel (Switzerland), and Freiburg (Germany). ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article is about the French city. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... This article is about the settlement itself. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ...


On September 19, 2007 SWISS announced a further expansion of its network with the following routes and destinations:

  • Zürich – Berlin – increasing from 3 to 4 daily rotations with Airbus A320- and A321
  • Zürich – Sofia – Will be a daily service operated by Airbus 320 aircraft (begins March 2008)
Airbus A320-200
Airbus A320-200

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Codeshare agreements

Aside from codeshares with Star Alliance partners, Swiss codeshares with the following carriers: All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006 US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery   Star Alliance is the largest and most awarded airline alliance, with the...

  • Adria Airways – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Ljubljana flights.
  • Air Canada (SA) – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Toronto flights. Connecting flights via Toronto/Montreal to Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Halifax, Ottawa, Quebec.
  • Air France – Codeshare agreement on Geneva–Paris Charles de Gaulle flights.
  • Air One – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Napoli and Catania flights.
  • Air India – Codeshare agreement on Zurich-Mumbai & Zurich-Delhi flights. These code share flights are in benefit for Air India because it doest not serve Switzerland, so it is Swiss who transports passengers under an Air India ticket who with to fly to Zurich. In India Swiss International Airlines serves Delhi and Mumbai
  • All Nippon Airways (SA) – Codeshare agreement on SWISS Zurich–Tokyo flights.
  • Austrian Airlines (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Austria.
  • Blue1 – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Helsinki flights.
  • Brussels Airlines – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Belgium.
  • Cirrus Airlines – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Dresden and Zurich–Salzburg flights.
  • Croatia Airlines – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Zagreb flights.
  • Darwin Airline – Operates flights Zurich–Lugano on behalf of SWISS.
  • Egyptair – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Egypt.
  • El Al – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Tel Aviv and Geneva–Tel Aviv flights.
  • LOT Polish Airlines (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Poland.
  • Lufthansa (SA) – On several flights between Germany and Switzerland and on selected European and intercontinental connections.
  • PrivatAir – PrivatAir operates on behalf of Swiss on all flights between Zurich International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in an all-business class Boeing 737-BBJ 56-seat configuration.
  • Qatar Airways – Codeshare agreement on Zurich–Doha flights.
  • Scandinavian Airlines System (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Sweden, Denmark, Norway and selected beyond routes via Copenhagen gateway.
  • South African Airways (SA) – Codeshare agreement on connecting flights via Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Windhoek.
  • Ukraine International Airlines – Codeshare agreement on Zurich-Kiev flights.
  • Spanair (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Spain.
  • TAP Portugal (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all routes between Switzerland and Portugal.
  • Thai Airways International (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all flights between Switzerland and Thailand.
  • United Airlines (SA) – Codeshare agreement on all flights between Switzerland and the US and on selected European and US connections.
  • US Airways (SA) – Codeshare on the Zurich-Philadelphia route and on 10 routes throughout Europe via the Zurich gateway.

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Fleet

The Swiss International Air Lines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of November 2007):[1]

Swiss International Air Lines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First*/Business/Economy)
Registrations Notes
Airbus A319-112 7 126 HB-IPR,S,T,U,V,X,Y
Airbus A320-214 19 (2 orders) 168 HB-IJB,D,E,F,H,I,J,K,L,M,
N,O,P,Q,R,S,U,V,W
Deliveries: 2011
Airbus A321-111 6 200 HB-IOC,D,F,H,K,L
Airbus A330-223 11 230 (48/182)[A,J,K,O]
229 (42/187) [Q,R]
196 (12/42/142) [C,G,H,I,P]
HB-IQA,C,G,H,I,J,K,O,P,Q,R [2] 2 are ex-Lufthansa aircraft.
The 2 oldest will be replaced with ex-Air Canada Airbus A340-300.
Airbus A330-343X (9 orders) Replacing: Airbus A330-200
Entry into service: 2009
Deliveries: 2009-2011
Airbus A340-313X 13
(2 orders)
228 (8/48/172) HB-JMA to O HB-JMJ,M,N,O ex Air Canada
HB-JMK,L ex Austrian Airlines
HB-JMN,O not yet in service
Avro RJ100 20 97 HB-IXN to X
and HB-IYQ to Z

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  • The average age of the Swiss International Air Lines fleet is 8 years (2006)
  • The aircraft fleet is to be renamed after local towns and cities over the next two years. The names will be featured on the aircraft fuselage, with cabin interiors showing the coat of arms of the town or city. The latest fleet addition, an Airbus A330, is the first to follow this scheme, as Berne. [3]
  • Six Airbus A340 aircraft are to be added to the fleet. The first of which is an ex-Air Canada plane[2]. Three more ex-Air Canada A340s are to be added along with two ex-Austrian Airlines to increase frequencies on existing routes and to launch new routes for summer 2008.
  • Two Airbus A330 aircraft are also being added to the fleet. The first one will replace an Airbus A300-600 in November 2006 which was leased from Hapag-Lloyd, and the second in mid-December 2006, both to increase route frequencies.
  • The short haul fleet is also expected to expand with plans confirmed in September 2006 to add two Airbus A321 and one Airbus A320 aircraft. [3] To avail the market chances, Swiss added 2 additional Airbus A320 aircraft to their fleet earlier than planned. The aircraft were added in autumn 2007 and were not new-build aircraft, but rather former Swissair aircraft that were leased out for six years.
  • In addition to SWISS' own fleet a number of codeshare agreements are currently in effect. These include 3 Fokker 100 aircraft operated by Swiss airline Helvetic Airways, one Fokker 100 operated by Lufthansa Regional partner Contact Air, one BAe 146-300 operated by British airline Flightline (UK), and one Saab 2000 operated by Swiss regional airline Darwin Airline. These aircraft operate from Zurich on routes to Birmingham, Manchester, Prague, Brussels, and Lugano.
  • On 20 September 2007, Lufthansa confirmed an order for 41 aircraft. [4] Two of the ordered A320 and the 9 orders for A330 aircraft are intended for Swiss.

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References

  1. ^ Airliner World, February 2007
  2. ^ http://www.aerospacemedia.com/site/afp.php?Id=070820072142.0o58at3b.xml News release
  3. ^ a b Airliner World January 2007
  4. ^ "Lufthansa to order 41 Airbuses including nine A330s for Swiss" Flight Global, 20/09/07

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Further reading

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

External links

  • Official website
  • Swiss WorldCargo – Cargo Operations
  • BBC article on the Lufthansa takeover
  • History of Swiss and Swissair

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