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SWISS International Air lines, often shortened to SWISS, was founded in 2002 after the bankruptcy of Switzerland's former flag carrying Airline, Swissair. Since this time it has been associated with the German airline group, The Lufthansa Group. SWISS’s major hub is located at Zurich Airport which is the biggest airport in Switzerland. The airline specialises in long haul flights, flying all over the world including Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. The airline services around 16 million passengers every year travelling to 104 destinations in 48 countries. SWISS International Air Lines is also a member of the Star Alliance which is the world's biggest global air alliance.
SWISS International Air Lines' main hub is at Zurich Airport, other serviced airports include Geneva International Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg - which is also where the headquarters are located. Most of the major journeys that SWISS provide will depart from one of these three locations, both domestically and internationally. The most popular destinations that are served by the airline include Zurich, Singapore, Miami, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, London, New York and Chicago!
SWISS International Air Lines, on all inter-European flights, offer complimentary drink services and snacks are also provided depending on the time of day and duration of your flight. Shorter flights serve cold food, and longer flights, warm meals. There is also a special catering menu available that has to be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your flight. At a number of international airports, SWISS lounges are available for customers; where free Wi-Fi and other such perks are at passengers' disposal. However, access to these lounges is permitted for those with certain class bookings. SWISS provides a frequent-flyer programme, called Miles & More, where credit can be redeemed for discounts on flights and upgrades with any airline within the Star Alliance. Miles & More is the most popular frequent flyer programme in Europe.
SWISS International Air Lines supplies 3 different types of tickets: First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. On all flights with SWISS, each passenger is allocated a free baggage allowance of 23 kg which increases to 32 with a Business or First Class ticket. Additional benefits with a Business Class ticket range from priority check-in and boarding, doubling your miles with the Miles & More programme and extras such as a toiletry bag with exclusive accessories and products. SWISS Airlines also offers benefits for groups of up to 40 passengers booking together, with no additional charges to make changes to passengers' details until the tickets are issued.
Not sure where to begin your SWISS adventure? Check out these popular SWISS destinations for travel details and nearby attractions: