- Chidozie Uzoezie
PaxEx: First SWISS Refurbished Airbus A340 Takes to The Skies
The first SWISS Airbus A340 with totally refurbished interior took off from Zurich on 7 March on its first revenue flight. The aircraft departed at 13:26 on flight LX 160 to Tokyo.
The aircraft is the first of 5 Airbus A340s to receive refurbishment. The aircraft are undergoing the work one after the other, all 5 A340s should be refurbished by summer of this year.
The refurbishment includes new First, Business and Economy Class seats, providing a new inflight entertainment system and internet connectivity, installing new galleys and new lighting concept.
The refurbishment delivers further passenger benefits, too, and brings the inflight comfort aboard the Airbus A340s at par to that of the airline's Boeing 777s.
SWISS’s Airbus A340s are deployed on services to such destinations as Boston, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Tel Aviv.
Currently, SWISS has 5 A340s in its long-haul fleet as well as 14 Airbus A330s and ten Boeing 777-300ERs. The SWISS long-haul network currently extends to 24 destinations.