Kloten, Switzerland - Many airlines say goodbye to their four-engined Airbus A340 jets. But SWISS International Airlines will continue to fly with them for years.
The Lufthansa Group subsidiary carrier SWISS International Airlines has completed the cabin renewal of its five Airbus A340-300 aircraft this month.
The First, Business and Economy Classes have been thoroughly revised. One of the biggest improvements is the installation of a new, more modern In-Flight Entertainment System (IFE), which includes a broadband internet connection.
The project cost the SWISS carrier almost 111million dollars (100 million euros).
The A340-300s of SWISS International Airlines are configured to accommodate 219 passengers in total. They are deployed on the long-haul routes of the operator from Zurich to Boston, Johannesburg, and Shanghai.
Flights from Zurich to Osaka will also be available from March 1st.
With 15 aircraft, SWISS was one of the largest A340 operators in the world. Most of them were scrapped or transferred to the subsidiary Edelweiss. The company replaced them with larger Boeing 777-300ERs.