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Chair Airlines (previously Germania Flug), simply known as chair, is a Swiss airline that offers scheduled passenger and charter flights. The airline is based at Zürich Airport and offers regular and seasonal flights all throughout Europe and to parts of West Asia and North Africa. Including its hub, the airline flies to more than 20 destinations in over 10 different countries.

The airline was launched in 2014 as a subsidiary of Germania. It initially flew charter flights for a Swiss travel agent named HotelPlan under the airline brand HolidayJet. A year later, the airline established its own name and branding, Germania Flug, but still continued to fly charter services in collaboration with HolidayJet and HotelPlan. In 2016, after stopping its partnership with HolidayJet, the airline launched scheduled flights to destinations around Europe, West Asia and to parts of North Africa.

The airline rebranded once more in 2019. After Germania ceased operations due to financial difficulties, Germania Flug rebranded as Chair Airlines, which is the airline that it flies as today.

Baggage Policy

Chair Airlines has different baggage policies for carry-on and checked baggage. Your baggage allowance will also depend on the cabin class you fly in.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage on all flight operated by the airline. This baggage cannot exceed 6 kg in weight and must be no larger than the dimensions of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm (21.6" x 15.7" x 7.8").

Baggage must be able to fit under the aircraft seat or in the overhead locker above the seats.

Checked Baggage

The free checked baggage allowance will differ depending on the route flown.

Flights to/from Lebanon

On flights that either depart from or arrive in Lebanon, adult and child passengers are entitled to one free piece of 25kg checked baggage.

Infants (aged 2 and under) are entitled to one free piece of 10 kg checked baggage.

All other flights

On all other flights, adult and child passengers are entitled to one free piece of 20 kg checked baggage.

Infants (aged 2 and under) are entitled to one free piece of 10 kg checked baggage.

Cabin Classes

Economy Class is the only cabin class that the airline offers. It's a professional service carried out by a devoted and friendly crew, who are available to assist with anything that passenger might need.


Seats are spacious and comfortable and set out in a 3 x 3 formation on all flights.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

The airline doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system. However, newspapers and in-flight magazines are handed out for reading material, subject to availability and dependent on the route flown.


WIFI is not available on any chair flights.

Food & Drink

Passengers are served a free drink and snack on all flights, no matter the route or journey time. Drinks come in the choice of water, soft drinks or hot drinks.

On longer flights, (3h 45m+), passengers are served a complimentary hot meal in addition to their snack and drinks.


Find out about Chair Airlines' check-in policy, including check-in closing and opening times.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check-in for their flight online through the chair online check-in page. Passengers can check-in by entering their reference and last name attached to the booking. Online check-in opens 23 hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes 4 hours before.

Online check-in is available on all flights, excluding those departing from Beirut.

Airport Check-in

Alternatively, passengers can check-in at the airport. This can be done by visiting an airline check-in agent at one of the airport check-in desks.

Airport check-in opens two hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes 45 minutes before.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Chair Airlines doesn't offer a frequent flyer program at this time.

Airline Alliance

The carrier is not a member of any active airline alliance.

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Destinations that Chair Airlines flies to

chair flies to a number of destinations across Europe, West Asia and North Africa. This includes destinations such as Bern, Zürich, Larnaca, Ibiza, Rhodes, Sharm El Sheikh, Beirut and more.

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Hub Airport

Zürich Airport

Zürich Airport (ZRH) is the main international airport in Switzerland and the hub airport for chair. The airline has been using Zürich Airport as its main hub since it rebranded to Germania Flug in 2015. The airport itself has three runways, one terminal building and handles millions of travellers each year.

As well as chair, Helvetic Airways is also based at the airport. Other airlines flying to and from the airport include Air Malta, Bulgaria Air, Cyprus Airways, Edelweiss Air, Finnair, Israir Airlines, Korean Air, LOT Polish, Montenegro Airlines, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, SunExpress, Tunisair, UIA, Vueling and many more.


Chair has a small fleet, which is made up entirely of Airbus A139-100 planes.