Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of the first of nine Boeing 777-300ERs the carrier has on order.
The latest addition to the Swiss International Air Lines fleet touched down at Zurich Airport on January 29, following a non-stop delivery flight of 4,545 nautical miles (8,418 kilometers) from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.
Each of Swiss International Air Lines’ 777-300ERs is being configured with 340 seats, eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy, with wireless internet connectivity throughout.
The carrier’s 777-300ERs feature a totally redesigned cabin interior to enhance passenger comfort.
Swiss International will initially deployed its first 777-300ER on the airline’s service between Zurich and New York JFK.
Within the next five months, Swiss International Air Lines is due to become the first airline to take delivery of a Bombardier C Series jet, as the launch customer for the CS100. Swiss International has ordered 20 110-seat CS100s and 10 CS300s, each of which will have around 130 seats.
A Lufthansa Group subsidiary, Swiss International Airlines serves 104 destinations in 48 countries from Zurich and Geneva, carrying more than 16 million passengers a year with a fleet of 92 aircraft.