Airlines Swiss receives 10th Boeing 777-300ER

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Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its last ordered Boeing 777-300ER.

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The aircraft with the registration code HB-JNJ was handed over in Boeing’s delivery center in Everett. Swiss has configured its Boeing 777-300ER with eight seats in First, 62 in Business and 270 in Economy Class.

Swiss employees celebrated the delivery with a special picture, posted on Swiss Facebook channel. © Swiss Facebook

The Swiss flag carrier has celebrated its first B777-300ER delivery in February 2016 after a first order in 2013. The jets are used for Swiss high frequented long-haul flights from its hub Zürich to destinations like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Bangkok or Hong Kong.

Beside its Boeing long-haul fleet, Swiss operates 14 Airbus A330-300 and 6 A340-300 aircraft. Some of the A340, which require 23% more fuel than the B777, will eventually be transferred to the wholly owned Swiss leisure airline subsidiary Edelweiss Air. The carrier has already taken over three A340 from Swiss after the arrival of the first B777. As Swiss’ demand for long-haul aircraft is higher than expected, the carrier might continue operating the A340. Compared to the B777 with 340 seats, the A330 and A340 with 236 and 219 seats are better suited for less frequented routes.

Swiss International Air Lines is the only Lufthansa Group airline operating the Boeing 777-300ER. Its sister company Austrian Airlines operates the smaller B777-200ER.

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