Swiss International Air Lines is all set to take the delivery of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft after six months. The aircraft configured with a total of 340 seats will be deployed on the busiest routes in the airline’s network.
Media reports said that Swiss will initially operate flights to New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Hong Kong. The airline will be operating its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in 2016 alongside its Airbuses, which are presently serving destinations such as San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Bangkok.
The reports indicated that Swiss is planning to operate flights to more destinations in 2018 when it finally acquires a total of nine Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts in its fleet.
A spokesperson of Swiss said that its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will be configured in three classes – First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. However, the airline will not be installing a Premium Economy cabin, like in Lufthansa.
The First Class will offer eight suites in a 1-2-1 layout. The customers travelling in Business Class will be offered a total of 62 seats, which will also be configured in 1-2-1 layout. The Economy Class cabin is likely to offer 270 seats, and would be configured in 3-4-3 layout.
With new Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts joining the airline’s fleet, Swiss will now join the ten-across B777-300ER club, whose other members include airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, Air Canada and KLM.
Harry Hofmeister, CEO of Swiss International Air Lines, said, “The new aircrafts will put the airline on a more competitive track and would prove to be economical for the passengers.”