Swiss International Airlines receives its final 777-300ER


Zurich - Swiss International Air Lines welcomed its tenth and final Boeing 777- 300ER on March 14.

SWISS announced on its Twitter account the arrival of its tenth 777-300ER. The aircraft registered HB-JNJ landed at Zurich International Airport on 14 March after a nonstop flight from the Boeing factory in Seattle.

With this delivery, the Swiss company received all the 777-300ERs that it had ordered from the American manufacturer.
The arrival of the first copy in January 2016 marked the beginning of the renewal of the SWISS' widebody fleet.

Based in Zurich and operated by the subsidiary Swiss Global Air Lines, the new planes are used in flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Singapore and São Paulo since last month.

In the configuration chosen by SWISS, the 777-300ER can accommodate 340 passengers in three classes, eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy. The aircraft is the first in the fleet to benefit from Wi-Fi and in-flight telephone service.

On its website, the company describes the 777-300ER as its new flagship. SWISS has also received eight Bombardier CS100s and eight CS300s for its medium-haul network. The airline expects two more CS100s and twelve CS300s.

The Lufthansa subsidiary has already indicated that the inclusion of the CSeries and the 777-300ERs in the fleet has contributed to the improvement of its financial results.