Switzerland may be small in comparison to other European nations, but it still contains three major airports; Zurich International Airport, Basel-Mulhouse International Airport, and Geneva Cointrin International Airport (the last two are also shared by France). There are also two smaller facilities here: Bern and Lugano Airports. Every year millions of passengers from around the world fly into these airports. Zurich International is the largest facility here and a hub for Swiss International Airlines and Lufthansa. From here services are operated to most major European cities, and as far afeild as North and South America, Africa and Asia.
The busiest routes connecting Switzerland are those to Europe's major cities, including Berlin, London and Paris. Other routes with high passenger volumes include those to Tel Aviv, Istanbul and Dubai.
Around 200 carriers operate in Switzerland, including major airlines such as Swiss International Airlines, Lufthansa and easyJet. Swiss International Airlines have been the flag carrier for the nation since 2002; and have been the country's most booked airline for years. Swiss-based airlines Helvetic Airways and Edelweiss also operate flights to various European destinations.