SWISS to Expand Premium Economy Cabin for New Airbus A350-900s
SWISS has now completed the cabin configuration for their new Airbus A350-900s, which will be delivered from 2025. The new aircraft will feature a total of 38 Premium Economy seats, more than the carrier’s existing long-haul fleet.
On Monday (September 11, 2023), Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced the completion of the cabin configuration for their new Airbus A350-900s, five of which will be delivered from 2025. The new aircraft will seat 242 passengers, with 45 in Business Class, 38 in Premium Economy and 156 in Economy Class. With 38 seats, Premium Economy will be substantially larger than those on Swiss’ existing long-haul fleet. The new Airbus A350-900s will also feature the new ‘SWISS Senses’ cabin concepts, offering guests a totally new and a more personalized air travel experience.
In Monday’s announcement, SWISS’ Chief Commercial Officer, Tamur Goudarzi Pour, said,
“Through their carefully-conceived spatial design, all our seating classes aboard our aircraft will offer our guests a totally new and unparalleled air travel experience from 2025 onwards. With our new cabin concept, we will still remain the only major airline in the world to offer a First Class cabin on all its long-haul aircraft. We will also be increasing the size of our Premium Economy Class, which has proved very popular. And in both these respects, we are further clearly positioning SWISS as Europe’s leading premium airline.”
Over the long term, the new A350-900s will replace the company’s remaining four-engine Airbus A340-300s. The efficient state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 delivers a CO2 emissions reduction of around 25 percent compared to its predecessor, and is mor than 50 percent quieter. On average, the Airbus A350-900 consumes only around 2.5 liters of fuel per passenger per 100 kilometers.
Source: Swiss International Air Lines