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August 03, 2015 9:58 AM ET


Company Overview of Swiss International Air Lines AG

Company Overview

Swiss International Air Lines AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger air transportation services worldwide. It also offers cargo services and charter services. 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 is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. As of June 3, 2005, Swiss International Air Lines AG operates as a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft.

Malzgasse 15

Basel,  4052



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Key Executives for Swiss International Air Lines AG

Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 52
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 61
Chief Cargo Officer and Member of the Management Board
Chief Commercial Officer and Member of Management Board
Age: 43
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Swiss International Air Lines AG Key Developments

Swiss International Air Lines AG Introduces New Flight Service from Zurich to Malta

Malta International Airport, has announced that Swiss International Air Lines AG has introduced its first flight from Zurich to Malta. 'SWISS is the fifth new airline to have been welcomed by MIA in 2015. This is another testament to the hard work of all stakeholders involved, as the company strive towards another record year. Connectivity is a crucial element for passengers and SWISS offers great opportunities in this respect because it adds to a network that includes destinations like New York, Bangkok and many others.

Swiss International Air Lines Appoints Ashwin Bhat as New Head of Cargo

Swiss International Air Lines AG has announced the appointment of Ashwin Bhat as its new head of cargo, effective October 1, 2015. Bhat, who is currently Head of Global Area Management at SWISS's Swiss WorldCargo division, succeeds Oliver Evans, who has decided to step down from the post after some 13 years. Ashwin Bhat joined Swiss WorldCargo in 2002.

Swiss International Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Al Shiha Holdings

Swiss International has signed an agreement with Al Shiha Holdings to enter into a joint venture and a development and representation contract. Both companies will form an entity called Swiss International Middle East. It will operate hotels in the region, including in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Iraq and Jordan. The company's management team will be under the leadership of Naji Al Shiha as chief executive.

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