Business Travel News carried a piece on Swiss’ U.S. and fleet plans based on an interview with the airline’s senior director for the Americas, suggesting that the airline wants to be high-end.
Swiss aims to “be closer to our customer and have a higher product point” with new aircraft. “When you have a fleet of 90 aircraft, its easier to get there,”
They plan to deploy six new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to the Western U.S. and East Asia. They do not plan to add premium economy, but do currently plan to keep offering first class.
Sadly, Swiss first class redemptions are available only to Miles & More elite frequent flyer members and not at all to partner airline frequent flyer members.
Swiss currently flies to Boston, Chicago, New York JFK, Newark, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco in the U.S. plus Montreal in Canada. They’re looking to add cities in the U.S.
For Swiss regional operations, Bombardier CSeries aircraft will begin to replace Avro RJ100s. And beginning in 2019, Swiss will be getting some of the Airbus A320neo aircraft that Lufthansa Group has ordered.
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