Book Cheap International Flights To & From South Africa With Swiss International Airlines
Book cheap international flights with Swiss International Airlines and fly to a whole host of destinations from South Africa. Swiss International Airlines is the national carrier of Switzerland and was founded in March 2002 after the bankruptcy of the former national flag carrier, Swissair in 2001. The airline is a trusted aviation company in the country and offers a variety of flight options between South Africa and Switzerland (and a number of other destinations too!).
The main hub for Swiss International Airlines is at Zürich Airport with an office also at Geneva Airport. The airline is a subsidiary of Lufthansa and is a member of the Star Alliance. Swiss International Airlines has its own subsidiaries, namely; Edelweiss Air, Swiss Global Airlines, Swiss Private Aviation and Swiss World Cargo.
Destinations and Airports Reached by Swiss International Airlines
From its hub in Zürich, Swiss International Airlines offers flights to over 106 destinations in 42 countries globally. In Africa, the airline flies to the following destinations: Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, Libya, South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban), Nigeria and Kenya.
You can book cheap international flights with Swiss International Airlines from main international airports in South Africa, including those in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Swiss International Airlines Flight Classes & Associated Baggage Allowances
The airline offers passengers a variety of onboard comforts and baggage allowances depending on the flight class booked for the trip. When flying with this airline, you can expect the following class options:
Economy Class – this class allows 1 piece of luggage per passenger weighing no more than 23kg and 1 piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 8kg.
Business Class – this class allows 2 pieces of luggage per passenger weighing no more than 32kg each, and 2 pieces of hand luggage weighing no more than 8kg each.
First Class – this class allows 3 pieces of luggage per passenger weighing no more than 32kg each, and 2 pieces of hand luggage weighing no more than 8kg each.
All passengers are provided with access to onboard entertainment in the form of movies and music on long haul flights. Refreshments are served in the form of sandwiches and pastries and full meals on longer flights. Swiss chocolate is provided to passengers before touch down on most flights.
The Swiss International Airlines Fleet
As of August 2017, the Swiss International Airlines fleet includes the following 74 aircraft:
- Airbus A319-100 (5)
- Airbus A320-200 (21)
- Airbus A321-100 (6)
- Airbus A321-200 (3)
- Airbus A330-300 (14)
- Airbus A340-300 (7)
- Boeing 777-300ER (8)
- Bombardier CS100 (8)
- Bombardier CS300 (2)
Check in Procedures for Swiss International Airlines
When you book cheap international flights with Swiss International Airlines there are various ways to check in:
- Airport counter – check in at a Swiss International Airlines check-in counter at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.
- Online check in – you can check in online by using your ID and booking reference number. Online check-in opens 23 hours prior to departure.
- Self service counter – you can use a self-service check in counter at the airport up to 12 hours prior to departure.
Codeshare Agreements and Partnerships
Swiss International Airlines currently has code share agreements with the following airlines:
- Adria Airways
- Aegean Airlines
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Air France
- Air India
- Air Malta
- All Nippon Airways
- Austrian Airlines
- Brussels Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Croatia Airlines
- Edelweiss Air
- El Al
- LATAM Brasil
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- TAP Portugal
- Thai Airways
- United Airlines
Frequent Flyer Program
The airline offers a frequent flyer program called “Miles & More” to show appreciation to its loyal customers. Passengers can earn miles for each flight booked. Miles can also be earned with partner non-aviation companies such as hotels, car rental companies, cruise liners, book stores and lifestyle companies. The miles earned can be redeemed for flight discounts and various privileges and upgrades.
Book Cheap International Flights with Swiss International Airlines
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