Refund, Reimbursement and Compensation: Swiss Air

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If you've experienced delays or cancellations on Swiss International Air Lines, you may be eligible for compensation of up to {ec261_compensation} per person.

Based on the airline's most recent on-time performance data, out of 2470 flight departures in the last 24 hours, 64.62% were on time.

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Swiss International Air Lines: Flights canceled today

How many flights were canceled today?

  • Our data shows that Swiss International Air Lines canceled 31 flights in the last 24 hours.

  • 3.26% of domestic flights and 1.18% of international flights were canceled.

  • If your flight was canceled with less than 14 days' notice, you may be entitled to compensation of up to {ec261_compensation} (€600). Check your eligibility here.

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Swiss International Air Lines Flight Cancellation Compensation

Regardless of whether you're at home or abroad when you find out about your Swiss International Air Lines flight cancellation, you're going to have a lot of questions and concerns. The first thing to know is that Swiss International Air Lines should find you a new flight, or offer you a full refund.

But because flight cancellations almost always play havoc with your travel plans, you should check whether you're also entitled to claim Swiss International Air Lines canceled flight compensation to help make up for the disruption.

Under EU regulations, Swiss International Air Lines should pay passengers up to {ec261_compensation} per person when they cancel flights at late notice — that is, any flight cancellation less than 14 days before it was due to depart.

Exceptions:
Swiss International Air Lines will not have to pay compensation if they were able to offer a replacement flight with similar departure and arrival times to the original. You can check the exact requirements on our flight cancellation compensation page.

Airlines also don't have to pay compensation if extraordinary circumstances were at play. That means that if an unusual situation occurred that was outside of the airline's control but forced a cancellation, there's no Swiss International Air Lines flight cancellation compensation owed. Typical examples include bad weather or a strike by air traffic control.

Delayed or canceled flight with Swiss Air? Find out if you're owed up to $700 in compensation

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Swiss International Air Lines: Flight delays today

How many flights were delayed today?

  • Our latest data shows that over a 24-hour period, 5 Swiss International Air Lines flights were delayed 3 hours or more.

  • Of 92 flights, 0.01087 were delayed over 3 hours. That rate was 0.17% for international flights.

  • Passengers who arrive at their destination over 3 hours late could be owed compensation. Check your flight.

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Swiss International Air Lines Flight Delay Compensation

If you've experienced a delay due to Swiss International Air Lines, it's worth checking whether you're eligible for compensation under EU regulation. Passengers delayed by Swiss International Air Lines for 3 hours or more are entitled to up to {ec261_compensation} per person.

When filing for flight delay compensation, Swiss International Air Lines will verify the time of arrival at the final destination, not the departure time. AirHelp possesses one of the most comprehensive flight databases, which allows us to substantiate claims for Swiss International Air Lines flight delay compensation.

Exceptions:
Airlines like Swiss International Air Lines aren't obligated to provide compensation if the delay was caused by external factors, such as adverse weather conditions, airport mishaps, or air traffic control strikes. These incidents are deemed extraordinary circumstances.

For more information on what's covered under EU regulations for flight delay compensation, please visit our flight delay compensation page.

Claim up to $700 in compensation if your flight has been delayed, canceled, or overbooked within the last 3 years.

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Air Passenger Rights and Flight Compensation

Because Swiss International Air Lines is based within the EU, almost all the flights they offer are protected by EC 261, one of the world's most comprehensive laws for air passenger rights.

EC Regulation 261 gives passengers the right to claim compensation when they have suffered delayed, canceled, or overbooked flights over which they are not at fault.

Passengers also have the right to seek compensation for earlier flights; it is often still possible to submit claims for flights in the last 3 years.

Which Swiss International Air Lines flights are covered by EC Regulation 261?


How Much Swiss International Air Lines Flight Compensation?

DistanceCompensation
All flights under 1,500 kmUp to €250 per person
Internal EU flights over 1,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights between 1,500 - 3,500 kmUp to €400 per person
Non-internal EU flights over 3,500 kmUp to €600 per person

The table shows values in € as specified in EC Regulation 261

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As with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that may affect any specific claim, including the amount due for compensation. AirHelp makes it easy to check compensation here.

Flight statistics: delays and cancellations of Swiss International Air Lines

Punctuality of Swiss International Air Lines (24 hours):

Total flights: 2470
On-time flights: 1596
Punctuality rate: about 64.62% of all flights were on time
Long delays (greater than 3 hours): 5
Flight cancellations: 31

The number of flights shown is an estimate based on internal and third-party databases.


About Swiss Airlines

Swiss International Air Lines AG is the national airline of Switzerland that operates scheduled services in Europe and to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. Its main hub is Zurich Airport, with a focal city operation at Geneva Airport.

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