Fly with Swiss International Air Lines

Fly with Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines is the flag carrier of Switzerland. Established in 2002 after the collapse of Swissair, SWISS is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group and a proud member of the Star Alliance group. Headquartered in Basel, SWISS operates primarily from Zurich Airport (ZRH). It also has a hub at the Geneva Airport (GVA).

SWISS has a fleet of 89 aircraft which flies to more than 100 destinations across the globe. Most of the aircraft were ordered from Airbus, though it also has some 10 Boeing 777-300ER. The airline flies some 18 million passengers yearly. Between January and December 2018, SWISS made 145,002 flights around the world.

SWISS has codeshare agreements with Air India, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Brussels Airlines, United Airlines, and a dozen others from around the world. It also operates a number of subsidiaries including Swiss WorldCargo, SWISSTours, and Swiss Aviation Training.

Swiss International Airlines has a frequent flyers program called Miles & More. You can accumulate miles whenever you shop at specific stores or fly on Swiss Air or any member of the Star Alliance Group. Using a SWISS Miles & More credit card helps you accrue more points which you can exchange for flight rewards.

Swiss International Air Lines Travel Experience

SWISS offers three main cabin experiences for its travelers.

SWISS First Class

SWISS First Class flyers get to relax on 22-inch armchairs that unfold into comfortable 80-inch flat beds. There is enough room for a personal wardrobe, as well as a 32-inch video screen to enjoy the best of in-flight entertainment.
SWISS First travelers also get access to premium lounge facilities at select airports around the world, as well as expedited check-ins.

SWISS Business Class

SWISS Business Class offers travelers 20-inch seats that unfurl into generous 79-inch flat beds for long-haul flights. There is a 16-inch personal TV screen as well as premium dining onboard. In addition to high class entertainment, you also get a free comfort kit as well as access to lounges across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

SWISS Economy Class

SWISS Economy Class travelers get to pick the seat of their choice prior to departure. You can also pick out a seat with more leg room. Onboard, there are hundreds of hours of entertainment and fresh snacks to pick from.


Swiss International Air Lines has lounge facilities at airports in Zurich, Geneva, across Europe as well as in Asia and America. There are up to nine different lounges in Zurich alone. Travelers get to relax in luxurious mini suites and enjoy the best of Swiss cuisine at the 5-star restaurant at the First Lounge.

The Senator Lounge offers a serene atmosphere for relaxation and for business. Meanwhile, the Swiss Business Lounge offers a chance to shower up in between flights, ensuring you feel refreshed before the next step in your journey.

Swiss International Air Lines Check-in & Baggage

You can check in online at most 23 hours before departure. There are also automatic check-in procedures using email or the check-in desk at the various airports. To be safe, it's best to be at the airport at least 30 minutes before departure.

SWISS Baggage Information

Luggage will have to meet specific requirements before they are allowed onboard SWISS.

Allowed Luggage per Cabin Class

All carry-on bags should meet the right conditions or they will be stowed away in the hold.

SWISS First Class

  • Checked luggage X 3 pcs (each up to 32 kg/70.5 lbs)
  • Carry-on luggage X 2 pcs (each up to 8 kg)
  • Personal item X 1 pc

SWISS Business Class

  • Checked luggage X 3 pcs (each up to 32 kg/70.5 lbs)
  • Carry-on luggage X 2 pcs (each up to 8 kg)
  • Personal item X 1 pc

SWISS Economy Class

  • Checked luggage X 1 pc (up to 23 kg/50 lbs)
  • Carry-on luggage X 1 pc (up to 8 kg)
  • Personal item X 1 pc

Allowed Luggage Size Dimensions

  • Carry-on size: 55 x 40 x 23 cm
  • Personal item: 40 x 30 x 10 cm
  • Foldable garment bags: 57 x 54 x 15 cm
  • Checked luggage 62 in

Additional Information

  • Additional bag: $85 - $100
  • Overweight bag: $138 - $346
  • Oversize bag: $276 - $346
  • Children car seats and strollers are checked in for free.
  • You can bring onboard crutches or 'pocket buggies' as part of your personal item.
  • Infants are entitled to one checked baggage of 23 kg."

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