6 Airbus A350-900s will join the Edelweiss fleet


Edelweiss is acquiring 6 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which will join the fleet in a staggered manner from summer 2025. By the end of 2026, the existing 5 Airbus A340-300s will be replaced and Edelweiss’ long-haul fleet will be restored to pre-Corona levels. 

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Edelweiss CEO Bernd Bauer: “The modernisation of the long-haul fleet is a milestone in Edelweiss’ almost 30-year history. Edelweiss will thus operate one of the youngest long-haul fleets in Europe from 2026.”

The aircraft, previously operated by LATAM Airlines, will initially have 339 seats and offer the proven Edelweiss comfort in all classes: 246 seats in Economy Class, 63 seats in Economy Max with more legroom and greater reclining angle and 30 seats in Business Class that can be converted into a flat bed.

All guests benefit from one of the most advanced in-flight entertainment systems with large, high-resolution screens and USB power at every seat. Guests in Business Class will enjoy movies on a 19-inch screen.

Due to worldwide material shortages and reduced maintenance & engineering capacities, the first 4 aircraft will initially operate in the original operator’s configuration with slight modifications to the cabin and Edelweiss design. Edelweiss will install a completely new cabin configuration with new seats and interior design at a later date.