SWISS has started its fleet renewal with the Bombardier C-Series in Geneva. With the start of the summer timetable on 26 March the first CS100 took off from Geneva. It operates on European routes such as London Heathrow, Dublin and Athens, for example. Thanks to the latest technologies the C-Series sets new standards in the areas of comfort, economics and eco-friendliness.
SWISS’s first delivery of a CS300 is expected in May 2017. The first CS300 will also be stationed in Geneva. With its 145 seats this model has 20 more than the CS100. By the end of 2018 SWISS’s short-haul base in Geneva will consist exclusively of Bombardier C-Series aircraft, with plans for one CS100 and seven CS300s. These replace, among others, the seven aircraft of the Airbus A320 family, which are currently stationed at Geneva Airport in the west of Switzerland. With this renewal, SWISS is underlining its commitment to Geneva as well as to the entire Suisse Romande region.
The fleet renewal for Zurich is also moving forward. Six CS100 aircraft are currently in service, and around one aircraft per month is expected to be delivered. The introduction of all 30 C-Series on order will be complete by the end of 2018, according to schedule.