From 2025 onwards, SWISS will gradually introduce 5 A350-900s to its intercontinental operations. The new aircraft will replace SWISS’ 4 remaining four-engined Airbus A340-300s in the longer term. SWISS will also equip its advanced new A350s with an innovative high-quality cabin interior that will further enhance its guests’ air travel experience in all seating classes.
The five aircraft concerned are part of a total order for twenty-five A350-900s which was placed by the Lufthansa Group in 2019. In doing so, SWISS is further underlining its endeavours to make its flight operations more sustainable, while also raising its customers’ air travel experience to new levels in all seating classes.
“We are very pleased to have achieved our turnaround after the coronavirus crisis and be back on a sound financial track,” says SWISS Chief Executive Officer Dieter Vranckx. “As a result of this, we are now in a position to invest again in the future of our company, in our people and in the quality that we offer our travelling guests. With this planned substantial modernization of our long-haul aircraft fleet, we are setting a vital course to sustainably maintain our competitive edge over the longer term.”
“Our decision to acquire the Airbus A350-900 is a clear commitment to further enhancing the sustainability of our flight operations,” CEO Vranckx continues. “Our new long-haul twinjet will play a substantial part in achieving our ambitious climate goals. And in adding this latest- generation aircraft to our fleet, with all the additional inflight comfort it will provide for our guests, we are also further confirming our position as a premium air carrier.”