Edelweiss Air is a Swiss leisure airline wholly owned by Swiss International Air Lines. It operates flights to European and intercontinental destinations from its base at Zürich Airport.
The airline was founded in 1995. The company’s name is derived from the Swiss unofficial national flower, the Edelweiss, which is also painted on its airplanes. Until November 2008, Edelweiss Air was wholly owned by Kuoni Travel Ltd, when the operating rights were sold to Swiss International Air Lines, Following Swiss International Airlines being acquired by the German Lufthansa Group in 2005, Edelweiss Air also became a subsidiary of Europe’s largest airline group at the same time it was acquired by Swiss.