Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has placed an order for six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, as it moves to modernise its long-haul fleet.
The new wide-body jets, which are valued at US$1.9 billion at list prices, will replace the airline’s existing fleet of older, four-engined Airbus A340s.
“The Boeing 777-300ER is the ideal size and range to meet our Swiss market needs,” said Harry Hohmeister, CEO of SWISS. “We have made a landmark decision to further invest in an advanced aircraft fleet to retain our competitive edge over many of our competitors who are operating aircraft with more than 300 seats on similar routes.”
SWISS currently serves 69 destinations across 37 countries with a fleet of more than 90 aircraft. This marks the first time however, that the airline has purchased a Boeing twin-aisle aircraft.