Company

Company

Edelweiss Air AG was founded in Bassersdorf on 19 October 1995. In November 2008, Edelweiss was integrated into the Lufthansa Group and is thus, today, an affiliate of SWISS. The Edelweiss head office is at Zurich Airport; the company’s Chief Executive Officer is Bernd Bauer. The share capital of Edelweiss is CHF 3 500 000; the shares are not listed on the stock exchange. In 2012, Edelweiss flew approximately 1 million passengers to the most beautiful holiday destinations in 28 countries throughout the world.

Facts

  
Incorporation date19 October 1995
Company seatZurich Airport
Legal formShareholder Company
Share capitalCHF 3’500’000.-
ShareholdersSince 1 November 2008, Edelweiss belongs to SWISS
TurnoverCHF 378 mio. p.a. (2014)
Capacity utilisation84% (2014)
Passengers1.1 mio. p.a. (2014)

History

History
19th October 1995
Incorporation by Kuoni Reisen AG and Niklaus Grob
30th January 1996
First flight with the HB-IKN from Manchester to Zurich
1st February 1996
Press conference / Presentation of company and aircraft
8th February 1996
Green light for business operations
10th February 1996
First commercial flight (Zurich - Paphos - Larnaca - Zurich)
18th March 1996
Arrival of second aircraft (HB-IKM)
1st April 1996
Commencing of daily operations with two aircraft
28th March 1997
Commencing of daily operations with third aircraft (HB-IKP)
27th February 1998
Decision to re-equip with Airbus A320
4th February 1999
Delivery of first Airbus A320 in Toulouse
12th February 1999
Delivery of second Airbus A320 in Toulouse
6th March 1999
Last passenger flight with an MD 83
25th June 1999
Delivery of third Airbus A320
13th Dec. 1999
Decision to buy a long-haul aircraft A330-200
October 2000
Bronce Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline
17th Nov. 2000
Take-over of Airbus A330-200
21st Nov. 2000
First long-haul flight to Male
October 2001
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline
1st January 2002
Karl Kistler follows Nik Grob as CEO
October 2002
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline
October 2003
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline
October 2004
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline, maximum points: 300
October 2005
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline, maximum points: 300
October 2005
Best Charter Airline of the Year 2005
October 2006
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Charter Airline, maximum points: 300
October 2007
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Short Haul Flights
October 2008
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Short and Middle Haul Flights
November 2008
Since 1 November 2008, Edelweiss belongs to SWISS
October 2009
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Short and Middle Haul Flights
November 2010
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Short and Middle Haul Flights
February 2011
Incorporation of the new Airbus A330-300 "Chamsin" in the Edelweiss fleet
November 2011
Gold Travel Star Award, Category Short and Middle Haul Flights
April 2012
Incorporation of a fourth A320 named "Macun" in the Edelweiss fleet
April 2014
Incorporation of the fifth A320 named "Shayan" in the Edelweiss fleet
1st of September 2014
Bernd Bauer follows Karl Kistler as CEO

New website

Our new website will soon be online

The system will be down while we make the final preparations. No bookings will be possible during this time. You will then find it even easier and faster to book online and be inspired to your next holiday at flyedelweiss.com. Just you wait and see!

If you cannot, or do not want to wait, we recommend booking with our sister airline SWISS, at swiss.com.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your Edelweiss Team

Web Check-in

Web Check-In Edelweiss Air

Edelweiss web check-in - simple, fast and convenient.

Our web check-in enables you to already check in, choose your seat and subsequently print out your boarding card from the comfort of your home 23 hours before the flight.

Web Check-In Support for flights leaving from Zurich or Geneva: 0848 555 100

Car rental

Mietwagen buchen

Edelweiss and Hertz.
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