Information for air carriers

Scope of the duty to provide data

At present, there is a duty to provide data for the following flight routes to Switzerland:

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Duty to provide data on scheduled and charter flights from the following airports:

Publication in the Official Federal Gazette

15.12.2011

Dar es Salaam / Nairobi (DAR, NBO), Dubai (DXB), Pristina (PRN)

BBl 2011 6279 
FF 2011 5855 
FF 2011 5673

15.09.2012 /
01.01.2019

Istanbul (IST, SAW),
replaced by the Order of 11.12.2018

BBl 2012 7394, BBl 2018 7721 
FF 2012 6894, FF 2018 7701 
FF 2012 6618, FF 2018 6531

09.01.2013

Moscow (DME, SVO, VKO),
replaced by the Order of 11.12.2018

BBl 2012 7394, BBl 2018 7721 
FF 2012 6894, FF 2018 7701 
FF 2012 6618, FF 2018 6531

26.08.2013

Casablanca (CMN), Marrakesh (RAK)

BBl 2013 4659 
FF 2013 4167 
FF 2013 3985

01.10.2015

Abu Dhabi (AUH), Doha (DOH), São Paulo (GRU)

BBl 2015 5961 
FF 2015 5473 
FF 2015 4909

18.11.2015

Beijiing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG)

BBl 2015 5961 
FF 2015 5473 
FF 2015 4909

30.10.2016

Delhi (DEL), Bombay (BOM), Muscat (MCT), Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore (SIN)

BBl 2016 6801 
FF 2016 6580 
FF 2016 6124

29.10.2017

Algiers (ALG), Belgrade (BEG), Johannesburg (JNB), Cairo (CAI), Cape Town (CPT), Montreal (YUL), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Toronto (YYZ) and Tunis (TUN)

BBl 2017 5566 
FF 2017 5224 
FF 2017 4798

27.10.2019

Addis Ababa (ADD), Amman (AMM), Ankara (ESB),  Bangkok (BKK, DMK), Beirut (BEY), lzmir (ADB), Kiev (KBP, IEV), Kutaissi (KUT), Minsk (MSQ), Rabat (RBA), Skopje (SKP), St. Petersburg (LED), Tiflis (TBS), Tirana (TIA) and Tripoli (TIP)

BBl 2019 5820 
FF 2019 5582 
FF 2019 4834

30.04.2020

Beijing (PKX)

BBl 2020 3411
FF 2020 3320
FF 2020 3087

25.10.2020 Antalya (AYT), Gaziantep (GZT), Havana (HAV), Hurghada (HRG), Kayseri (ASR), Punta Cana (PUJ) and Varadero (VRA) BBl 2020 7557
FF 2020 7335
FF 2020 6641
31.10.2021 Buenos Aires (EZE), Cancún (CUN), Colombo (CMB), Yerevan (EVN), Montego Bay (MBJ), Podgorica (TGD), Puerto Plata (POP), San José (SJO), Sharm-El-Sheikh (SSH) BBl 2021 2204
FF 2021 2204
FF 2021 2204

Ordering or revoking the duty to provide data

Under Article 104 paragraph 5 FNIA, orders imposing or revoking the duty to provide data take the form of a general ruling and are published in the Official Federal Gazette. The order is published in advance and without any statement of grounds in the Official Federal Gazette and at the same time made available for inspection at SEM and on its website. The air carriers concerned are given a deadline within which to file any objections to the planned extension or restriction of the duty.
Article 104 paragraph 5 FNIA

SEM updates this page regularly to provide the latest information on plans to extend or restrict the duty to provide data.

Planned or ongoing procedures to impose or revoke the duty to provide data

The SEM has made flights from Buenos Aires (EZE), Cancún (CUN), Colombo (CMB), Yerevan (EVN), Montego Bay (MBJ), Podgorica (TGD), Puerto Plata (POP), San José (SJO), Sharm-El-Sheikh (SSH) to Switzerland subject to the duty to provide data. The corresponding decree on the reporting obligation with effect from October 31 2021 has been published in the Federal Gazette on 30 September 2021.

Technical information for the Transmission of API data

Passenger data for flights covered by the duty to provide data is transmitted via SITA Type B. This transmission option is described in the API interface specification. It provides binding instructions on how to create the required infrastructures. A prior test phase may be requested.

Violation of the duty to provide data

Under Art. 122b FNIA, administrative law sanctions may be imposed on air carriers that fail to transmit data in time, or that transmit data that is incomplete or in accurate.
Art. 122b FNIA

For further information click on the link to 
Carrier Sanctions.

Contact information

For further general information on the duty to provide data, please write to the following e-mail address: 
api-info@sem.admin.ch

For enquiries on technical data transmission issues, please write to the following e-mail address: 
support@sem.admin.ch

Last modification 19.10.2021

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