Swiss International Air Lines AG (short: Suíço) is the flag carrier airline of Switzerland operating scheduled services in Europe and to North America, América do Sul, Africa and Asia. Its main hub is Zurich Airport (ZRH). The airline was formed after the 2002 bankruptcy of Swissair, Switzerland’s former flag carrier.
The airline uses the IATA Code LX that it inherited from the Swiss regional airline Crossair (Swissair’s code was SR). The ICAO code is SWR, inherited from Swissair (Crossair’s was CRX), in order to keep international traffic rights. Swiss International Air Lines is headquartered at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg near Basel, Suíça. EuroAirport, a French-Swiss binational airport, is physically located in France and has direct access to Switzerland. The Swiss head office is located in the Swiss section of the airport, and it is only accessible from Switzerland. On all economy class flights in Europe, Swiss offers drink services. Depending on the time and duration of the flight, Swiss may also offer snack services. On shorter flights, Swiss offers cold snacks, and on longer flights Swiss offers hot snacks. The Europe economy class services include sandwiches from a Swiss bakery. Além disso, Swiss chocolate is provided near the end of every Swiss flight to all passengers.
Swiss is a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, with headquarters at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg near Basel, Suíça, and an office at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Suíça. The company’s registered office is in Basel.
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