Swiss Announces Commitment for Six Boeing 777-300ERs

The Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) have announced a commitment for six Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airliners.  The aircraft, valued at $1.9 billion at list prices, were selected for the airline’s long-haul fleet renewal.  On March 13 Boeing aid: “it looks forward to working with Swiss to finalise the details, at which time the order will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.”
Harry Hohmeister, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss commented: “The Boeing 777-300ER is the ideal size and range to meet our Swiss market needs.  “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 currently the largest long-range twin-engine commercial airliner 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 currently serves 69 destinations across 37 countries worldwide from Zurich, Basel and Geneva international airports with a fleet of over 90 narrow and wide-body aircraft.