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 16.5 million passengers every year to over 102 destinations all over the world.

From its hub in Zurich and the regional airport of Geneva, Swiss International Air Lines flies to 102 destinations in 46 countries: 76 in Europe and 26 overseas. There are 95 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

  • Thomas Klühr

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Roland Busch

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Markus Binkert

    Chief Commercial Officer

Extended Management Board

  • Ashwin Bhat

    Head of Cargo

  • Peter Wojahn

    Chief Technical Officer

  • Lorenzo Stoll

    Head of Western Switzerland

Fleet (as of March 2017)

SWISS owns a total of 79 aircraft of the following types:

Aircraft type Number
Aircraft type
Airbus A319
Number
5
Aircraft type
Airbus A320
Number
22
Aircraft type
Airbus A321
Number
9
Aircraft type
Airbus A330-300
Number
14
Aircraft type
Airbus A340-300
Number
10
Aircraft type
Avro RJ100
Number
7
Aircraft type
Boeing 777-300ER
Number
7
Aircraft type
Bombardier C Series 100
Number
5
Aircraft type
Total
Number
79

Wet-lease aircraft (as of March 2017)

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. 2016)

  • 16‘517‘559

    Passengers carried

  • 145‘868

    Flights operated

  • 46‘028

    Available seat-kilometres (million)

  • 37‘433

    Revenue passenger-kilometres (million)

  • 81.3%

    Seat load factor systemwide

Employees (as of 31 December 2016)

  • 9101

    Total employees

  • 1333

    Pilots

  • 4400

    Cabin Crew Members

  • 3368

    Ground Staff