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October 04, 2015 4:45 AM ET


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


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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 Technical 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 Announces Management Changes, Effective from February 2016

Thomas Kluhr is to succeed Harry Hohmeister as CEO of Swiss in February 2016, as part of a broader realignment of the Lufthansa Group. Harry Hohmeister, who is already a member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, will take charge of the newly-created position of Hub Management thereon in January 2016. The position of Chief Operating Officer Rainer Hiltebrand is to be integrated into the CEO's remit. Hiltebrand will in future be responsible for developing the group wide training of flying personnel.

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 AG Unveils the Cabin Product and Route Network for its New Flagship Boeing 777-300ER

Swiss International Air Lines AG announced that it will be ushering-in a new era in the history of its long-haul aircraft fleet next January with the arrival of the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs. In SWISS configuration the new twinjets will seat 340 passengers. They will also offer a cabin product in all three seating classes, including wireless internet connectivity. The ‘Triple Sevens’ will be deployed on routes to and from Asia, South America and the US West Coast from the 2016 summer schedules onwards. As a further element in its ‘Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland’ strategy, SWISS will begin the renewal of its long-haul aircraft fleet in 2016. A total of nine new Boeing 777-300ERs (the ‘ER’ stands for ‘extended range’) will be gradually assimilated into the fleet from the beginning of next year. The new aircraft will also result in the creation of 360 new cabin crew jobs within the next years. In SWISS configuration the Boeing 777-300ER will offer 340 seats: eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy. And the totally-redesigned cabin interior of the new SWISS will provide comfort and aesthetics to meet the most discerning of demands in all three seating classes. The SWISS First seat will be transformable into the occupant’s own private suite that includes a 32-inch screen, the largest in the industry. SWISS First guests will also enjoy electrically-adjustable window blinds and their own personal wardrobe. SWISS Business travellers will enjoy an inflight product that has been further enhanced and refined on the basis of customer feedback. The seating arrangement offers optimum privacy and freedom of movement, while the seat cushion’s firmness can be individually regulated. All the seats in the SWISS Business cabin can also be quickly and easily converted into a lie-flat bed that is over two metres long. The Boeing 777-300ER offers the ideal range to serve SWISS’s farthest destinations non-stop from Switzerland. From the 2016 summer schedules onwards, the new aircraft will be deployed primarily on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Los Angeles. And San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv will also receive Boeing 777 service several times a week. The first six SWISS Airbus A340s to be withdrawn with the arrival of the new Boeing 777-300ERs will be returned to their lessors. Three further A340s will be replaced by new Boeing 777-300ERs between 2017 and 2018. These aircraft will be transferred to SWISS’s sister carrier Edelweiss.

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