First renovated Airbus A340 of SWISS takes off

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Basel - Swiss International Air Lines has put back into service a renovated Airbus A340-300 equipped with the new First, Business and Economy cabins.

The four-engine widebody registered HB-JMH is one of the five Airbus A340 of the Swiss national airline. After cabin renovation, the aircraft made its first flight on March 7 from Zurich-Kloten Airport to Tokyo, Narita International Airport.

The Swiss carrier plans to complete the renovation of remaining four aircraft in its A340 fleet by the summer, making its comfort equivalent to that of the Boeing 777-300ERs in the main fleet.

The refurbished cabin of the Airbus A340 offers 223 seats in total - eight in First Class, 47 in Business Class and 168 in Economy (four more than the previous configuration).

All cabin classes are equipped with new In-flight entertainment systems alongside the enhanced broadband internet connectivity. First and Business Class passengers will also benefit from the new kitchens and seats offering more privacy.

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The A340s of the Lufthansa subsidiary serve Boston, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv in addition to Tokyo-Narita. The Star Alliance member also operates 14 A330-300s and ten 777-300ERs on its long-haul routes to 24 destinations.