Edelweiss Air

Airline info

  • Address: Operations Center, Postfach, CH-8058 Zurich-Flughafen, Switzerland
  • Contact number: +41 84 833 35 93
  • Website: www.flyedelweiss.com
  • IATA code/ICAO code: WK / EDW

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 16.4 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 7/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com

Owned until 2008 by the Kuoni Travel group, Edelweiss Air was acquired by Swiss International Airline and became its leisure-charter arm. Its network spans as many as five continents, with destinations in Europe, North America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The airline takes its name from the Swiss unofficial national flower, the edelweiss (Photo Edelweiss Air)

  • Name: Edelweiss Air
  • Date founded: October 19, 1995
  • IATA code/ICAO code: WK / EDW
  • CEO: Bernd Bauer
  • Address: Operations Center, Postfach, CH-8058 Zurich-Flughafen, Switzerland
  • Contact number: +41 84 833 35 93
  • Website: www.flyedelweiss.com
  • Hub: Zurich
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: None
  • Fleet:

    16 aircraft

    • 4 Airbus A340-300 / 314 seats (27 Business, 76 Economy Max, 211 Economy)
    • 2 Airbus A330-300 / 315 seats (27 Business, 288 Economy)
    • 10 Airbus A320-200 / 174-180 seats
  • Type of carrier: Lisure
  • Skytrax* rating: 4-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX (www.skytraxratings.com) is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    2 bags each not heavier than 32kg in Business, 1 bag up to 23kg in Economy (2 bags each up to 23kg on flights to Vietnam and Sri Lanka)

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Free for Business passengers; in Economy, a standard seat can be pre-selected for 14CHF (15USD) on short-to medium-haul flights and for CHF29 (32USD) on long-haul flights, while an emergency exit (extra-legroom) seat for 14CHF (15USD) on short- to medium-haul flights and for 99CHF (109USD) on long-haul flights; Economy Max flights can be reserved paying 149-199CHF (164-219USD)

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers

  • Fast track at security:

    Business passengers

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers

  • Priority boarding:

    Business and Economy Max passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 48 inches (122cm) in Business, 36 inches (91cm) in Economy Max, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the A340-300 and A330-330;
    • 30 inches (76cm) on the A320-200
  • Seat width:
    • 22 inches (56cm) in Business, 17 inches (43cm) in Economy Max and Economy on the A340-300 and A330-300;
    • 18 inches (46cm) on the A320-200
  • USB port and power socket:

    USB ports available at every seat in every class on the A340-300 and A330-300; power socket available in Business Class only on the A340-300 and A330-300

  • Lie-flat seat:

    In Business on the A340-300 and A330-300

  • Vanity kit:

    In business on long-haul flights

  • IFE screen width:

    Individual screens are available in all classes on the A340-300 and A330-300; on the A320 fleet, inflight entertainment is accessible on the passengers’ personal electronic devices by downloading the Edelweiss Entertainment app

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:

    Travel Magazine

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary in all classes on all flights; alcoholics are complimentary in Business and Economy Max

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Yes
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    Accepted in the passenger cabin if their weight does not exceed 8kg, pet bag included: rates are 69-92CHF (76-101USD) on short- to medium-haul flights, 103-126CHF (113-138USD) on long-haul flights


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