Some CHF1.275 billion will go directly for the two airlines, Swiss and Edelweiss, while up to CHF600 million will be allocated to other companies vital to the functioning of the sector.
Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo planes ordered by the carrier.
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.