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Company Overview of Swiss International Air Lines AG

Company Overview

Swiss International Air Lines AG operates an airline in Switzerland. It offers passenger air transportation services; and a range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to various destinations worldwide. It assists passengers with arrival and departure, check-in information, and baggage services; and provides access to car rentals and hotel bookings. Swiss International Air Lines AG was formerly known as Crossair Ltd. and changed its name to Swiss International Air Lines AG in July 2002. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. As of June 3, 2005, Swiss International Air Lines AG operates as a subsidiary of ...

Malzgasse 15

Basel,  4052


Founded in 1975


41 61 582 00 00


41 61 582 33 33

Key Executives for Swiss International Air Lines AG

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 53
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 62
Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Management Board
Chief Commercial Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 44
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Swiss International Air Lines AG Key Developments

Swiss International Air Lines Launches Bombardier C Series Aircraft CS100, Effective July 15, 2016

Swiss International Air Lines has unveiled its first Bombardier C Series aircraft, a CS100, at Zurich Airport. The aircraft also received its new name Canton of Zurich. The innovative short- and medium-haul twinjet sets new benchmarks in terms of its in flight comfort, its operating economics and its environmental credentials. SWISS will become the world's first operator of the totally newly-developed Bombardier C Series when its first CS100 enters commercial service on 15 July, 2016. It was about a year ago that a Bombardier C Series aircraft first touched down on Swiss soil.

Swiss International Air Lines Announces Board Changes

Swiss International Air Lines, or SWISS, has appointed Reto Francioni as chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Bruno Gehrig. Bruno Gehrig and Christoph Franz have stepped down from the Board; and Doris Russi Schurter has been newly appointed to its ranks. The Board of Directors of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) reconstituted itself following the General Meeting. Bruno Gehrig has retired from the Board, having joined it in November 2010 and served as its Chairman for just under six years. Prior to this, he had been Chairman of the Swiss Air Transport Foundation for a five-year period. The new Chairman of the SWISS Board of Directors is Reto Francioni. The new incumbent served as CEO of Deutsche Borse AG Frankfurt/Germany from 2005 until May 2015. He has also been Professor of Applied Capital Markets Theory at the University of Basel since 2006. Christoph Franz has also stepped down from the SWISS Board of Directors after almost seven years as a member and as Deputy Chairman thereof. Franz was elected to the Board in October 2009, having served as SWISS's CEO from 2004 to 2009. Doris Russi Schurter has been appointed to the SWISS Board of Directors as Christoph Franz's successor.

Christoph Ulrich Joins as Head of Human Resources at Swiss International Air Lines, effective on 1 July 2016

Christoph Ulrich, currently Head of Compensation & Labour Agreements, has been appointed Head of Human Resources at Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). He will assume his new duties on 1 July 2016. Ulrich succeeds Reto Schmid, who moves on the same date to become the new Head of Cabin Crew. Christoph Ulrich is a proven HR specialist who is thoroughly familiar with both SWISS and its people and can draw on extensive experience in both business administration and the airline field. Prior to joining SWISS, Christoph Ulrich spent several years in the financial and risk management sectors, with AXA Winterthur and Kessler/Marsh and with the Aeropers pilots' staff association.

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