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  • Swiss Receives A330-300
    Posted by Robert Wall 1:43 PM on Apr 20, 2009

     

    Swiss International Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300.


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    The airline is buying eleven of the widebodies. Swiss has opted for Trent 700 engines.

    The aircraft will be operated in a three-class configuration, with 8 first class seats, 45 business class seats, and 183 seats in economy. What’s interesting is that Swiss is retaining such much premium capacity, even as its parent, Lufthansa, is reducing some of that offering due to weak demand.

    Swiss also operates ten A330-200s and has taken delivery of nine of 15 A340-300s on order. The airline is also a big user of Airbus narrowbodies.

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    Tags: tw99, Airbus, A330, Swiss

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