It sees Swiss International Airlines is gearing up for a mainstream expansion with the airline to indicating it wishes to add an additional three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to its fleet.
This is on top of the six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that have been ordered in 2013, bringing the total order to nine aircraft.
The Boeing 777-300ER’s will not be directly operated by Swiss International Airlines, but rather by its subsidiary Swiss Global Air Lines.
Swiss Global Air Lines you’re asking yourself… Who are they? Well, this is actually the division of Swiss that was Swiss European Airlines that currently operate the Avro RJ-100 regional aircraft fleet.
The plan is for Swiss Global Air Lines to operate the Boeing 777-300ERs, the Avro RJ-100 aircraft and their upcoming replacements – The Bombardier CSeries CS100.
The Boeing 777-300ERs will replace six leased Airbus A340-300 aircraft that are currently operating in the Swiss International Airlines fleet, providing more capacity than the aircraft they are replacing.
No seating maps have yet to be disclosed, but there have been rumblings of ten-across seating in Economy Class since the initial order was made in 2013.
Expect three-class seating (First, Business and Economy), but expect a sting in the tail when these planes start arriving in 2016.
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