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New SWISS services to Osaka and Washington, D.C.

SWISS is to modify and expand its services in view of the coming delivery of two further Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which were purchased in 2018. Osaka (Japan) and Washington, D.C. (USA) will be added to the SWISS long-haul network, with non-stop service by Airbus A330/A340 aircraft, from March 2020. The Japanese capital of Tokyo will receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from February 2020....

New Premium Economy Class by SWISS

Get ready to a new Premium Economy Class by SWISS on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, to further strengthen its position as a premium air carrier. In a first step here, the additional travel class will be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet. For Economy Cl...

SWISS offers five new summer destinations from Geneva

From 22 June, SWISS will expand its route network from Geneva by offering its passengers five new popular destinations for the summer season. The airline adds Brindisi in Puglia, the Portuguese city of Faro, the Greek island of Mykonos as well as Alicante and Ibiza in Spain, to its range of destinations. Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will operate five new intra-European routes this summ...

SWISS says goodbye to last Avro RJ100

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) removed the final Avro RJ100 from flight operations today after over 15 years as part of its fleet. The last of a total of 21 aircraft took off from Geneva this morning and made its last official landing at Zurich airport. Immediately after landing in Zurich, the aircraft registered under HB-IYZ received the traditional water fountain salute by the airport...

Bombardier Delivers the First CS300 Aircraft to C Series launch Operator SWISS

SWISS becomes the first airline to integrate both C Series aircraft models to its fleet CS300 aircraft to be operated from Geneva, Switzerland Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) took delivery of its first CS300 aircraft at Bombardier’s facility in Mirabel, Canada, where the C Series aircraft are manufactured. When the aircraft enters...

SWISS: Two-persons-in-the-cockpit rule to be abolished

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to abolish its present two-persons-in-the-cockpit rule, with effect from 1 May. The action follows an extensive safety and security review which has concluded that the rule, which was introduced as a precautionary measure in 2015, does not enhance flight safety. SWISS also meets all the requirements demanded by the European Aviation Safety Agency...

Bombardier Delivers the Sixth CS100 Aircraft to SWISS

Bombardier delivered the sixth CS100 aircraft, the smaller variant game-changing C Series platform, to Swiss. Bombardier has now delivered a total of eight C Series aircraft; six CS100 to SWISS and two CS300 to airBaltic. “We are very proud to have delivered another C Series to Swiss today and to continue building on the strong momentum generated by the successful entry into service...

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger volume terms. A total of 145,868 flights were operated systemwide in 2016, some 0.5% more than the previous year. Of these, 127,055 (up 0.3%) were within Europe and 18,813 (up 2.1%) were on intercontinental routes. Annual systemwide capacity...