Swiss International Air Lines Logo – Swiss International Air Lines is the main carrier of Switzerland that provides services primarily in Europe and to North America , South America , Asia and Africa .Swiss (official name Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. ) ( IATA : LX , ICAO : SWR ) as a result of suspension of payments situation in 2002 ( Swissair ), being under receivership and having ceased operations. The regional airline Crossair goes international and becomes the flag company, changing its name to Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. in 2003.
The airline is now the leading Swiss airline and is based in Zurich International Airport Airport also called Kloten , although its administrative headquarters is located in the city of Basel . In 2003 the company transported more than eleven million passengers. Swiss is currently in a major restructuring to adapt to the market situation and take positions to ensure their continuity, and business success. The company was acquired by the foundation “Almea” by 89% by the “Lufthansa Group” which also owns the German line Lufthansa , provides for the acquisition of 100% of the shares. The company has become a member of Star Alliance since 2006 .
The company will preserve its name and a certain autonomy, its general direction and its headquarters remain in Switzerland. Swiss maintain its fleet. The total purchase price of the company is beyond the 300 million euros. In 2008 the company included the Catalan communications complimentary flights between Zurich and Barcelona, but due to pressure from the political party UPyD Spanish citizens and the retired in mid-December of that year.