Swiss International Air Lines AG (short: Swiss) is the flag carrier airline of Switzerland operating scheduled services in Europe and to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Its main hub is Zurich Airport(ZRH), with a focus city operation at Geneva International Airport (GVA). The airline was formed after the 2002 bankruptcy of Swissair, Switzerland's former flag carrier.
Swiss is a member of the Star Alliance. It is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, with headquarters at EuroAirport basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg near basel, Switzerland, and an office at Zurich Airport in Kloten, Switzerland. The company's registered office is in basel.
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.
In 2009, the airline announced a major expansion at EuroAirport basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in an attempt to win back market share from budget airlines using the airport.