Swiss' fleet includes a total of 90 aircraft: 12 Boeing 777-300s and 78 Airbus A220/320/321/330/340s.
The company owes its new existence as a national flagship airline to the regionally operating airline Crossair, which at the time took over the task of rebuilding its already existing structures with the financial help of the Swiss Confederations and the two major banks UBS and Credit Suisse. After its successful re-establishment, the airline, which until then had operated under the name Crossair, changed its name to SWISS and began to resume regular international flight operations with the 26 remaining aircraft and the Swissair flight schedule under the project name "Phoenix+".
After several takeover attempts by Lufthansa failed, the decision was made in 2003 to join the Oneworld alliance. However, these negotiations were also broken off a year later without result. After months of secret negotiations with Lufthansa AG, which was still interested, an agreement was finally reached in spring 2005 on a takeover, which was mainly pushed by the major shareholders of Swiss. In the following two years, Swiss formally belonged to the Lufthansa Group, but the latter only owned 49% of the shares, as the Swiss state did not want to lose control of its prestige object. The complete takeover nevertheless took place on 1st July 2007.
Swiss flies from its hubs in Zurich, Geneva and Basel to numerous destinations in North and South America, Europe, Africa as well as to airports in the Middle and Far East and currently serves more than 200 international destinations.