Swiss Air was the premier airline of Switzerland. This basel-based Swiss International Air Lines was a quality airline of Switzerland. It ceased operation in 2002. It was formed as a result of merger between Balair and Ad Astra Aero. The Swiss Air has been replaced by Swiss International Airlines. On 1st April 2002 the successor airline Swiss International Air Lines was established. The new airline company took over majority of the routes, aircrafts and staff of the Swissair. Swiss International Airlines runs flights via its chief hub which is Zurich. It also operates through the domestic airports of Geneva and Basel. The fleet of Swiss Air serves a large number of European as well as other international destinations.
Swiss International Airlines is the national airline of Switzerland and encompasses Swiss values like personal service, deep quality and characteristic Swiss hospitality. The Swiss International Air Lines is an integral fraction of Lufthansa Group as well as Star Alliance member. The Swiss International Airlines does not possess any links with the previous company, Swissair.
Fleets of Swiss International Airlines
Swiss International Air Lines owns a fleet of approximately sixty nine aircrafts. The aircrafts have a mean age of ten and half years. The fleet of Swiss International Air Lines comprises of Airbus A330-223, Airbus A319-112, Airbus A340-313X, Airbus A321-111, Airbus A320-214, and Airbus A330-343X, and Avro RJ100. The airline has recently placed orders for thirty two new aircrafts. Over the coming 2 years the Swiss International is planning to re-brand its fleet after the names of cities and local towns.
Baggage Allowance in Swiss Air
Swiss International Air Lines allows passengers travelling economy class to carry 1 item baggage of maximum 23 kgs. The passengers travelling Swiss Business can carry 2 items of n\baggage of maximum 32 kgs. And the passengers on Swiss first can take with themselves 3 items of baggage of maximum weight of 32 kgs. In case you baggage is more than the baggage allowance as per the table either by weight, or quantity then it will be put under Excess baggage category. Apart from checked baggage, one can even take along hand baggage and put it in overhead cabin.
Destinations Covered by Swiss Air
Swiss International Air Lines has regular flights to sixty nine destinations all across the world. These encompass forty two European destinations and twenty seven Intercontinental destinations. It runs flights to US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Denmark, Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, UK, Spain, Norway, Sweden, and Luxemburg.
Swiss International Airlines has flights to Japan, Thailand, China, Cyprus, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey and UAE.