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bmi and SWISS announce new services to Basel

British Midland International (bmi) and SWISS have announced new routes from London Heathrow and Manchester to Basel, Switzerland, to start from 27 March 2011.

SWISS launches smartphone app

SWISS now offers an application for use on BlackBerry smartphones. The new app enables users to make a SWISS reservation, check in, check the status of their flight, and more, while they’re on the move.

SWISS welcomes 100 millionth passenger

Swiss International Air Lines today celebrated the 100 millionth passenger in its history. Holger Hätty, Member of the Management Board of SWISS, congratulated the landmark passenger prior to departure from Zurich Airport.

SWISS unveils Economy Class product innovations

SWISS is improving its Economy Class product. The airline will be serving freshly-made sandwiches to Economy Class guests on its European services from 1 October onwards.

First SWISS SHOP opens at Zurich Airport

Travellers passing through Zurich Airport can now experience the popular SWISS SHOP in the flesh. The new outlet opened at the airport’s Terminal 1 earlier this month.

SWISS starts new Zurich-San Francisco service

SWISS’s first-ever non-stop scheduled flight to San Francisco departed from Zurich earlier this month (July 2). San Francisco is SWISS’s seventh North American destination.

SWISS and Lufthansa mark five years of collaboration

It was five years ago this month that SWISS and Lufthansa embarked on what has proved to be a highly successful airline and business collaboration.

SWISS offers expanded summer schedules

Despite a still-difficult economic environment, Swiss International Air Lines is adding a further major long-haul destination to its network in its 2010 summer schedules (which run from 28 March to 30 October) as well as continuing to offer its customers a wide and varied range of air services.

SWISS serves up inflight delights from Lucerne

Swiss International Air Lines has turned to the Lucerne region for the latest chapter in its “SWISS Taste of Switzerland” inflight culinary programme.

bmi announces new codeshare partnership with SWISS

bmi, British Midland International, has announced a new codeshare with sister airline SWISS. Under the agreement, bmi will codeshare with SWISS, also part of the Lufthansa group, on all UK to Switzerland routes including Zurich, Geneva and Basel.

ESTA approval now compulsory for travellers to USA

SWISS customers travelling to the USA are now required to obtain electronic approval of their travel from the US authorities in advance of their flight. The new “ESTA” requirement enters immediate effect.

SWISS announces fuel surcharge adjustment

The latest increase in the prices of crude oil and jet fuel has compelled SWISS to make an adjustment to its present fuel surcharges.

SWISS wins new Business Traveller Award

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) earned a further distinction in this year’s Business Traveller Awards, winning first place in the newly-inaugurated category of “Best Business Class to North and South America”.

SWISS to serve San Francisco from summer 2010

San Francisco is to become SWISS’s latest long-haul destination. The new service, which will be introduced on 2 June 2010, will bring one of North America’s most important business and leisure destinations into the SWISS network; and with San Francisco growing steadily in importance for Swiss-based companies, the new service will further enhance Switzerland’s appeal as a business location.

SWISS PrivateAviation attracts new customers

SWISS PrivateAviation, the business-aviation subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines, added two further transports to its managed-aircraft portfolio last month.