Swiss International Air Lines will introduce a new premium economy class on its long-haul aircraft fleet in the spring of 2021.
Swiss is to further expand its Zurich-based network, adding new non-stop services to Gdansk, Poland, and Heringsdorf, Germany, in its 2019 summer schedules.
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.
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.