SWISS to Add Five Airbus A350-900s to Their Intercontinental Fleet From 2025
As part of their long-haul fleet renewal, SWISS will add five state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900s to their fleet starting in 2025. The new aircraft will eventually replace the carrier’s four remaining Airbus A340-400s.
On Tuesday (December 13, 2022), Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced that they will add five new Airbus A350-900s to their long-haul fleet from 2025. The new aircraft will eventually replace the carrier’s remaining four aging quad-jet Airbus A340-400s. The advanced, quiet, highly economical and carbon-efficient twin-engine Airbus A350-900s will be deployed on intercontinental routes. The five aircraft are part of an order for 25 A350-900s placed by the Lufthansa Group in 2019. SWISS’ new A350-900s will be configured with an innovative state-of-the-art cabin across all seat classes. The twin-aisle widebody aircraft also offers a particularly large cargo capacity, which will further support the Swiss WorldCargo business.
In Tuesday’s announcement, SWISS’ Chief Executive Officer, Dieter Vranckx, said,
“We are very pleased to have achieved our turnaround after the coronavirus crisis and be back on a sound financial track. As a result of this, we are now in a position to invest again in the future of our company, in our people and in the quality that we offer our travelling guests. With this planned substantial modernization of our long-haul aircraft fleet, we are setting a vital course to sustainably maintain our competitive edge over the longer term.
“Our decision to acquire the Airbus A350-900 is a clear commitment to further enhancing the sustainability of our flight operations. Our new long-haul twinjet will play a substantial part in achieving our ambitious climate goals. And in adding this latest-generation aircraft to our fleet, with all the additional inflight comfort it will provide for our guests, we are also further confirming our position as a premium air carrier.”
SWISS Announces Milestone Long-Haul Fleet Modernization with Five New Airbus A350-900s - Courtesy Swiss International Air Lines
The Airbus A350-900 uses as little as 2.5 litres of kerosene per 100 passenger-kilometers, and produces approximately 25 percent less carbon emissions compared to its predecessor. The acquisition of the five new aircraft are part of SWISS’ commitment to making flight operations more sustainable.
Source: Swiss International Air Lines