Article 04

Fares, taxes, fees and charges

4.1 Fares

Unless otherwise expressly stated, fares apply only for carriage from the airport at the point of origin to the airport at the point of destination. Fares do not include ground transportation between airports or between airports and city terminals. Should you change your itinerary or dates of travel, this may have an impact on the fare to be paid.

4.2 Taxes, charges and fees

Any applicable taxes, charges and fees imposed by government or other authorities or by the operator of an airport will be payable by you. You will be advised of any taxes, charges and fees not included in the fare when you purchase your Ticket; most of these will normally be shown separately on the Ticket. The taxes, charges and fees imposed on air travel change constantly, and can be imposed after the Ticket has been issued. If there is a subsequent increase in a tax, charge or fee shown on the Ticket, you will be obligated to pay it. Similarly, if a new tax, charge or fee is imposed even after your Ticket has been issued, you will be obliged to pay it. By the same token, should any taxes, charges or fees which you have paid us at the time your Ticket was issued be abolished or reduced, you will be entitled to claim a refund if the authorities or entities imposing these taxes, charges or fees grant us a corresponding refund.

4.3 Currency

All fares, taxes, charges and fees are payable in the currency of the country in which the ticket is issued, unless another currency is accepted by us or our Authorised Agent at the time or before payment is made (for example, in view of the non-convertibility of the local currency). We may, at our discretion, accept payment in another currency.

4.4 Optional Payment Charge

When you use a credit card as a form of payment, SWISS will charge an optional charge on the ticket as long as it is not prohibited in the country in which the ticket is sold. In the booking process you are therefore obliged to select the Country correctly in which the ticket is sold as well as the correct country in which your credit card was issued.If you select a Country in which the ticket was not sold or you select a country in which your credit card was not issued, SWISS is entitled to retroactively charge you the optional fee on the ticket as long as payment using credit cards in that Country is not legally prohibited.