June 25, 2024

SWISS finalises Airbus A350-900 cabin plans

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has finalised how many seats will feature in each cabin class and the cabin layout for its new long-haul twinjet, the Airbus A350-900. The aircraft will seat a total of 242 passengers.

The addition of the Airbus A350-900 to the SWISS fleet is scheduled for 2025 onwards. Notably, with 38 seats, the Premium Economy Class will be larger than those on the airline’s existing long-haul aircraft. This reflects the growing demand for premium leisure air travel.

The size of each seating cabin has been determined. So too have the seat configurations, aisles, toilets and galleys.

The new Airbus A350-900s will also feature the new ‘SWISS Senses’ cabin concept which promises SWISS customers a new and more personalised air travel experience.

The new SWISS Airbus A350-900 will seat 242 passengers in total. This is comprised of three in First class, 45 in Business, 38 in Premium Economy and 156 in Economy.

“Through their carefully conceived spatial design, all our seating classes aboard our aircraft will offer our guests a totally new and unparalleled air travel experience from 2025 onwards,” says SWISS Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour. “With our new cabin concept, we will still remain the only major airline in the world to offer a First Class cabin on all its long-haul aircraft. We will also be increasing the size of our Premium Economy Class, which has proved very popular. And in both these respects, we are further clearly positioning SWISS as Europe’s leading premium airline.”

Since SWISS will be receiving its new Airbus A350-900s directly from the factory, the airline has been able to specify the interiors in accordance with its needs.

SWISS will take gradual delivery of five Airbus A350-900 aircraft from 2025 onwards. In the longer term, the new long-haul twinjets will replace the company’s four Airbus A340-300s.

The A350 is the most advanced and most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft of its kind. Carbon dioxide emissions are 25 per cent lower than its predecessor and it is less than half as loud.