A Swiss airline SWISS has been present on the market since 2002. It was created as a result of taking over part of the assets of the bankrupt Swissair by the recapitalized regional airlines Crossair. The next process of takeover of the carrier by the German Lufthansa began in March 2005. In July of the same year, the European Commission approved the merger of both lines. A year later, their costs were reduced by over 200 million euros. Despite the integration of the lines, SWISS retained its image, management, headquarters at Basel airport in Switzerland, its own staff and the dominant position in its country. SWISS belongs to the Star Alliance and Miles & More.
The main hub of SWISS is the airport in Zurich, whose airline connect, among others, with the Warsaw airport. The carrier's network of connections covers about 40 destinations around the world. Some of them operate independently and some in cooperation with carriers operating within the framework of the alliance.