SWISS Commits Six Boeing 777-300ERs for Long Haul

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15 March 2013, Zurich (PR Newswire) – Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has committed with Boeing for six 777-300ER airplanes valued at US$1.9billion at list prices for its long-haul fleet renewal.

“The Boeing 777-300ER is the ideal size and range to meet our Swiss market needs,” said Harry Hohmeister, chief executive officerof SWISS. “We have made a landmark decision to further invest in an advanced aircraft fleet to retain our competitive edge over many of our competitors who are operating aircraft with more than 300 seats on similar routes.

The Boeing 777-300ER is the largest long-range twin-engine commercial airplane in the world, seating up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 km).

SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and serves 69 destinations across 37 countries from Zurich, Basel and Geneva Internatioanl airport with a fleet of more than 90 airplanes.

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