SWISS to receive Boeing 777-300ERs


SWISS International Air Lines will take delivery of nine new Boeing 777-300ERs starting in January.


The nine new 777s will be gradually assimilated into the fleet from the beginning of next year, allowing the airline to begin the renewal of its long-haul fleet in 2016.

In SWISS configuration, the Boeing 777-300ER will offer 340 seats: eight in first class, 62 in business class and 270 in economy. The totally-redesigned cabin interior of the new SWISS flagship will provide comfort and aesthetics to passengers in all three seating classes.

Seats in first class will be transformable into private suites that will include a 32-inch screen, electrically-adjustable window blinds and a personal wardrobe.      

The seating arrangement in business class offers optimum privacy and freedom of movement, while the seat cushion’s firmness can be individually regulated. All the seats in the business cabin can also be converted into a lie-flat bed that is over two metres long.       

Outside the regular cabin service, all SWISS economy guests will be able to make use of a self-service kiosk offering a range of drinks and snacks.

All nine 777s will also feature wireless internet via a broadband connection, enabling passengers to surf or send emails on their laptop, tablet or smartphone.

From the 2016 summer schedules onwards, the new aircraft will be deployed primarily on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Los Angeles. San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv will also receive Boeing 777 service several times a week.