Swissair News

Swiss International Air Lines signs latest Boeing 777 deal

Swiss International Air Lines signs latest Boeing 777 deal

28 October 2016 Airline News

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.

Thomas Klühr appointed SWISS chief executive

Thomas Klühr appointed SWISS chief executive

5 October 2015 Airline News

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.

Swiss signs latest $990m fleet renewal deal with Boeing

Swiss signs latest $990m fleet renewal deal with Boeing

11 May 2015 Airline News

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 unveils business class enhancements

Swiss unveils business class enhancements

7 February 2015 Airline News

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.

Aeropers and Swiss agree foundations of new collective labour agreement

Aeropers and Swiss agree foundations of new collective labour agreement

24 December 2014 Airline News

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 boosts western Switzerland with new Geneva routes

SWISS boosts western Switzerland with new Geneva routes

12 November 2014 Airline News

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 makes cabin updates to become first allergy-friendly airline

Swiss makes cabin updates to become first allergy-friendly airline

30 April 2014 Press Release Airline News

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.

SWISS launches non-stop flights to Singapore

SWISS launches non-stop flights to Singapore

13 May 2013 Airline News

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.