Facts and figures

Brief portrait of SWISS

As Switzerland's national airline, SWISS is committed to the highest standards of product and service quality. The airline flies some 16 million passengers every year to over 105 destinations all over the world.

From its hub in Zurich and the regional airport of Geneva, Swiss International Air Lines flies to 105 destinations in 49 countries: 79 in Europe and 26 overseas. There are 94 aircraft in the airline's fleet. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and a member of the Star Alliance.

SWISS is committed on various levels to the careful use of resources, and behaving responsibly towards the environment is a part of its corporate culture.

Management Board

  • Bruno Gehrig

    Chairman of the Board

  • Harry Hohmeister

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Roland Busch

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Rainer Hiltebrand

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Markus Binkert

    Chief Commercial Officer

Extended Management Board

  • Oliver Evans

    Chief Cargo Officer

  • Peter Wojahn

    Chief Technical Officer

  • Lorenzo Stoll

    Head of Western Switzerland

Fleet (as of April 2015)

SWISS owns a total of 82 aircraft of the following types:

Aircraft type Number
Aircraft type
Airbus A319
Number
5
Aircraft type
Airbus A320
Number
23
Aircraft type
Airbus A321
Number
8
Aircraft type
Airbus A330-300
Number
14
Aircraft type
Airbus A340-300
Number
15
Aircraft type
Avro RJ100
Number
17
Aircraft type
Total
Number
82

Wet-lease aircraft (as of April 2015)

SWISS complements its fleet with aircraft that are operated by wet-lease partners including crews.

Aircraft type Number Partner
Aircraft type
Fokker 100
Number
4
Partner
Helvetic Airways
Aircraft type
Embraer 90
Number
4
Partner
Helvetic Airways
Aircraft type
Dash 8-Q400
Number
4
Partner
Austrian Airlines
Aircraft type
Total
Number
12
Partner

Key figures for scheduled services (Jan. to Dec. 2014)

  • 16‘169‘411

    Passengers carried

  • 144’116

    Flights operated

  • 42’679

    Available seat-kilometres (million)

  • 35’717

    Revenue passenger-kilometres (million)

  • 83,7%

    Seat load factor systemwide

Employees (as of 31 December 2014)

  • 8245

    Total employees

  • 1348

    Pilots

  • 3543

    Cabin Crew Members

  • 3354

    Ground Staff