Edelweiss acquiring six Airbus A350-900 aircraft

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

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

The Airbus A350-900 has an even greater range compared to the Airbus A340-300 and will allow new holiday destinations to be connected directly to Switzerland in the future.

The aircraft, previously operated by LATAM Airlines, will initially have 339 seats and offer the proven Edelweiss comfort in all classes.

Due to worldwide material shortages and reduced maintenance & engineering capacities, the first four 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. This will once again significantly enhance comfort and the travel experience for all guests. Edelweiss is investing a three-digit million sum for this.

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