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 80 destinations all over the world.

From its hub in Zurich and the regional airports of Basel and Geneva, Swiss International Air Lines flies to 84 destinations in 40 countries: 60 in Europe and 24 overseas. There are 90 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 2014)

SWISS owns a total of 90 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
Number
14
Aircraft type
Airbus A340
Number
15
Aircraft type
Avro RJ100
Number
20
Aircraft type
Total
Number
85

Wet-lease aircraft (as of April 2014)

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

Aircraft type Number Partner
Aircraft type
Saab 2000
Number
1
Partner
Darwin Airline
Aircraft type
Fokker 100
Number
4
Partner
Helvetic Airways
Aircraft type
Total
Number
5
Partner

Key figures for scheduled services (Jan. to Dec. 2013)

  • 15 968 833

    Passengers carried

  • 146 436

    Flights operated

  • 41 918

    Available seat-kilometres (million)

  • 35 093

    Revenue passenger-kilometres (million)

  • 83.7 %

    Seat load factor systemwide

Employees (as of 31 December 2013)

  • 8250

    Total employees

  • 1313

    Pilots

  • 3650

    Cabin Crew Members

  • 3287

    Ground Staff