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Swiss welcomes Bombardier C-Series to Zurich for first time

Swiss has unveiled further details of its new Bombardier C-Series aircraft fleet, which it is acquiring for its European short- and medium-haul network.

The attractive cabin interior and innovative new passenger seat were presented during the first visit to Zurich of the state-of-the-art new twinjet, of which Swiss is launching customer.

Swiss expects to take delivery of the first of its new C-Series aircraft – in the CS100 version – in mid-2016.   

The first Bombardier C-Series aircraft to visit Zurich Airport – a CS100 – landed in Kloten earlier.

To the delight of the many aviation fans who had turned up for the event, the landing was preceded by a low pass along the airport’s Runway 16, and was followed by a traditional “water salute” from the airport fire service and a special welcoming ceremony by a Swiss delegation.

The Swiss-liveried aircraft was presented to officials, politicians and media representatives in the airport’s hangars.

Swiss chief executive Harry Hohmeister was joined by Fred Cromer, the president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Ernst Stocker, president of the Canton Zurich Government Council, to formally welcome the new C-Series, which boasts particularly impressive low-noise, fuel efficiency and inflight comfort credentials.

The arrival of the new C-Series between 2016 and 2018 will also add over 150 new positions to the Swiss workforce, and will give Swiss one of the youngest European fleets.   

SWISS also used the occasion of the new Bombardier C-Series’s first visit to Zurich to unveil details of the new twinjet’s interior in the Swiss design.

The prime features here include a bright and appealing cabin and enhanced travel comfort through more generous space, lower noise levels and the innovative new seats from manufacturer ZIM.