Boeing and Swiss International Air Lines have confirmed a new order for one 777-300ER (Extended Range), valued at $339.6 million at list prices. The Swiss airline had previously ordered nine 777s and taken delivery of six this year as it continues to establish the 777-300ER as its flagship.
Leading in-flight connectivity provider AeroMobile has partnered with SWISS to allow its passengers, in all cabin classes, to use their mobile devices to call, text and browse the internet at 30,000 feet. Aeromobile is a registered mobile network operator which enables airline passengers to roam in-flight.
Thomas Klühr is to succeed Harry Hohmeister as chief executive of SWISS in February 2016, as part of a broader realignment of the Lufthansa Group. The new group organisation is designed to provide a more functional alignment and thrust, along with flatter hierarchies. Hohmeister, who is already a member of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, will take charge of the newly-created position of hub management thereon in January 2016.
Travelport has announced that Swiss is the latest carrier to sign up to its innovative airline merchandising technology, Travelport Rich Content and Branding. As such, its fares and ancillaries are now ready to search, sell and book through Travelport Smartpoint.
Boeing, the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines have finalised an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $990 million at current list prices. This order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, follows SWISS’ 2013 order for six 777-300ERs, and will form the backbone of the Swiss flag-carrier’s long-haul fleet renewal.
Swiss International Air Lines is continuing its programme of investment in its fleet, products and services under its ‘Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland’ strategy. In latest developments, the airline will be substantially enhancing the quality of its Business Class product.
The Swiss management board and the executive committee of the Aeropers pilots’ association have agreed on the foundations of a new collective labour agreement. The new accord brings the simmering conflict between Swiss’s management and its Airbus pilots to an end. “With this agreement our Airbus pilots are making a valuable contribution to ensuring Swiss’s future,” stresses Aeropers president Rolf Odermatt.
SWISS will be adding eight new destinations to its Geneva-based network with the 2015 summer schedules. The additions will bring the airline’s Geneva network to 39 non-stop destinations. SWISS continues to develop its product and services for western Switzerland under its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy.
Swiss International Air Lines will be introducing a number of ground and inflight products from May onwards that are specifically designed to enhance the air travel experience for allergy sufferers. These innovations will include new alternative (lactose- and gluten-free) food and drinks, along with changes to the cabin interior.
Harry Hohmeister, chief executive, Swiss International Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the International Air Transport Association annual general meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
Swiss International Air Lines has launched its new daily non-stop service between Singapore and Zurich, Switzerland. The new service, LX 179 will take off from Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 today, operated by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
Expedia Affiliate Network, the private label arm of the world’s largest online travel company, today expands its share of the airline market thanks to a new partnership with Swiss International Air Lines. The deal will see one of Europe’s leading international airlines use EAN’s Chameleon hotel retailing platform alongside its Smart Cross Sell product to increase online revenues by offering travellers a targeted range of accommodation options alongside or after booking their flight.