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The new lounges, which will mainly host short-haul travellers, provide a new Business and Senator Lounge and boast a modern concept with a range of privacy options, a marketplace culinary area, elegant Swiss-made furniture and clear Swiss design lines.
The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa has approved an order for up to 16 additional aircraft, valued at approximately €2.1 billion. Delivery is scheduled to take place in stages until 2022.
Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on Swiss services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi.
Swiss is planning to further expand its range of air services from Zurich and Geneva in the coming summer schedules. San Francisco will newly receive daily Boeing 777-300ER service from Zurich from April 22nd onwards.
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.
Swiss is entering a new era in its long-haul aircraft fleet with the arrival of the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs next January. The new twinjets will seat 340 passengers in Swiss configuration. They will also offer a new state-of-the-art cabin in all three classes, which will include Wi-Fi.
SWISS will receive the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs next January. The ‘Triple Sevens’ will be deployed on routes to and from Asia, South America and the US West Coast from the 2016 summer schedules onwards.