Swiss receives its first Airbus A320neo

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Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft. The flag carrier of Switzerland becomes the second airline of the Lufthansa Group to operate the new-engined A320 jet.

We are delighted that, in committing to these quieter and more efficient models of the tried-and- trusted Airbus A320 family, we can further advance the modernization of our European aircraft fleet.Swiss CEO, Thomas Klühr in 2018

The new Airbus A320neo and A321neo airplanes will replace older A320ceo family aircraft that are currently part of the airline’s fleet. Swiss expects to receive a total of 17 A320neo and eight A321neo jets until the end of 2024.

In addition to the new aforementioned Airbus jets, Swiss operates Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 jets. The carrier was the global launch customer of the Airbus A220, previously know as the Bombardier CSeries. Furthermore, the airline’s current widebody fleet consists of twelve Boeing 777-300ER, 14 Airbus A330-300 and five A340-300 aircraft. The latter A340 jets underwent a cabin refurbishment programme in 2019.