Swiss, also known as Swiss Air or Swiss Airlines, is the flag carrier of Switzerland with its primary operating hub at Zurich Airport. Flying to over 100 destinations across the globe including Dubai International Airport, Swiss also hold codeshare agreements with some of the world’s biggest airlines. As a subsidiary of Lufthansa, Swiss also offers membership to the Miles & More frequent flyer program headed by Lufthansa and its subsidiary airlines. Swiss is also a member of Star Alliance and has its headquarters near Basel, Switzerland.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with Swiss

How to Check in

There are a number of different ways that passengers flying with Swiss are able to check-in to flights, whether it’s online or at the airport. Checking in online is available from 23 hours before departure times and you are also able to select a seat and receive a mobile boarding pass if required. Those looking to check-in at an airport counter can look at the opening and closing times of counters on the Swiss website. Swiss also offer an automated check-in service allowing you to breeze through the process with no effort at all as a boarding pass will automatically be sent to your phone.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Swiss passengers are entitled to bring baggage to check-in as part of the fare, although how much you can bring will depend on your route and fare type. For example, on intercontinental flights passengers in Economy can bring one bag up to 23kg, while in Business this is increased to two bags up to 32kg. First Class flyers are afforded even more baggage with a limit of three bags up to 32kg each. As well as checked baggage, travelers are allowed to bring on board hand baggage as long as it does not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 23cm. In Economy you are allowed one item up to 8kg, while in Business and First Class this is increased to two items up to 8kg each. A further personal item such as a handbag or laptop no larger than 40cm x 30cm x 10cm is also allowed on board.


Swiss flights offer a standard Economy Class alongside luxurious Business and First Class seating for those who like to travel in style. Passengers sat in Economy are afforded ample legroom with a seat pitch of 31-32 inches, while in Business Class there is generous legroom with a seat pitch of 60 inches and flat-bed seats on some aircraft. In First Class travelers can enjoy either an open suite or flat-bed with legroom of 83 inches to fly in luxury. Those flying in Economy have the option to select a preferred seat for a small fee, with a range of seating options available including sitting just behind Business Class in the Preferred Zone or extra legroom seats. On intercontinental flights, standard seats cost 105AED and Preferred Zone seats are priced at 180AED. Travelers can also enjoy extra legroom seats for a fee of 360AED*.

On Board Service

Passengers on Swiss flights can look forward to a varied selection of food and drink served complimentary. Depending on the length of your flight, you will either be served snacks and light meals on shorter flights or hot meals on longer routes in addition to beverages and hot drinks. Those in Economy Class can book a la carte dining for an additional fee before flights. Business and First Class passengers are served world-class cuisine to ensure your flight is a memorable one.

* These prices are converted from CHF to AED and correct as of February 2017. Always check with the airline for the most up-to-date price conversion.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.