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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s largest air carrier. With one of Europe’s most advanced and carbon-efficient aircraft fleets, SWISS is a premium airline that provides direct flights from Zurich and Geneva to keep Switzerland connected with Europe and the world. Its division, Swiss WorldCargo, offers an extensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value, time-critical and care-intensive consignments. As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values and is dedicated to delivering the highest product and service quality. SWISS aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2019 and to achieve net zero (CO2-neutral balance) in 2050 - in line with Switzerland's climate strategy. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.
Headquartered at Zurich airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting any type of cargo including high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 170 destinations in over 84 countries. Its extensive network of air cargo services is supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centers. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is committed to consistently delivering SWISS quality to its air freight customers.
In 2023, Swiss WorldCargo keeps strengthening its positioning as boutique cargo airline and expert for the transportation of high-value and care-intensive freight, such as pharmaceuticals and valuables. Thanks to our expertise, facilities, collaboration, and reputation, we excel at transporting this type of shipments.
Our motto: We care for your cargo.
Lorenzo Stoll: Head of Cargo
Christian Wyss: Head of Cargo Offering Dev. & Steering
Gieri Hinnen: Head of Global Cargo Sales
Swiss WorldCargo entered the joint business agreement between Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo in May 2022, providing cargo customers with more direct connections, more flexibility and more time savings. The entry of Swiss WorldCargo builds on the joint business agreement signed in 2016 between Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo which enables the two airlines to cooperate in terms of sales, pricing, contracts, and the handling of shipments between Hong Kong and Europe.
By investing in a modern fleet:
SWISS is to mark a new milestone in the modernization of its long-haul aircraft fleet: from 2025 onwards, the airline will gradually introduce five advanced, highly economical and carbon-efficient Airbus A350-900 twinjets to its intercontinental operations. SWISS has invested already more than CHF 8 billion over the past 10 years, to modernize its fleet.
By supporting innovation in collaborating with partners who share our same Swiss values, such as Swiss Airtainer & Synhelion:
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and the Lufthansa Group have concluded a strategic collaboration with ETH Zurich spinoff Synhelion to bring solar aviation fuel to market. This will make SWISS the first airline in the world to use solar kerosene.
Recently, Swiss WorldCargo, Swiss Airtainer, and B.P.L. were excited to announce the launch of a self-sustaining airfreight container for life-saving medicine that brings significant weight reduction of 250kgs and thereby less fuel consumption. This achievement seeks to revolutionize the cold chain logistics by providing a sustainable and innovative solution for the transportation of life-saving medicine.
By leveraging Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF):
Recently, the 1st SAF-compensated cargo shipment departed from Barcelona, heading to Zurich, with Narita as the final destination. The flight represents an important milestone for Swiss WorldCargo, as it brings the division a significant step closer to SAF leverage and, thus, to a greener future in aviation.
By optimizing our operations:
In the coming years, Swiss WorldCargo will increase the usage of new and innovative lightweight containers. By doing so, we aim to significantly reduce the weight of our cargo container, usage of card wood pallets, consequently resulting in reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
By driving cross-collaboration among all stakeholders involved in the supply chain:
As we all play a role in the journey towards a more sustainable air cargo future, the collaboration helps e.g. to enhance efficiencies and support faster processing.
A few Swiss WorldCargo’s pictures can be found on our website here, as well as in the SWISS media gallery here.
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To read more about our activities and special shipments we took care of, check out our Swiss WorldCargo stories on the digital SWISS Magazine.