SWISS A350 – quality ahead of quantity

SWISS has reached a new milestone in implementing new Airbus A350 aircraft into the fleet – the cabin layout has been concluded, i.e. the class layout has been defined. SWISS’s new Airbus A350-900 will be able to accommodate a total of 242 passengers and its premium economy class will be larger than those on existing long-haul aircraft types, with a total of 38 seats, reflecting the increasing demand for this type of air travel.

SWISS emphasizes that the new A350-900 will have a new “SWISS Senses” cabin concept, offering passengers a completely new and personalized air travel experience.

All 5 ordered Airbus A350 aircraft will have 242 seats: three in first class, 45 in business class, 38 in premium economy class, and 156 in economy class. With 38 seats, the Premium Economy Class of the Airbus A350-900 will be significantly larger than those on SWISS’s existing long-haul aircraft. By expanding the Premium Economy, Switzerland’s largest airline responds to the growing demand for air travel in the premium segment, especially among tourists.

“Through carefully thought-out spatial design, all seat classes on our aircraft will offer our guests a completely new and unparalleled air travel experience from 2025 onwards,” says SWISS Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour. “With our new cabin concept, we will continue to be the only major airline in the world to offer a first-class cabin on all its long-haul aircraft. We will also increase the size of our premium economy class, which has proven very popular. In both of these aspects, we further clearly position SWISS as Europe’s leading premium airline.”

SWISS will take delivery of a total of five Airbus A350-900 aircraft from 2025 onwards. In the long term, the new aircraft will replace the four remaining Airbus A340-300s.

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