Swiss Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300

(Photo: KEY - James Ronayne)

(Photo: KEY - James Ronayne)
(Photo: KEY – James Ronayne)

Swiss International Air Lines took delivery of the first of nine new Boeing 777-300ERs on January 29. The aircraft was flown direct from Seattle to Zurich using the appropriate flight number LX 7771. It performed a flypast with two Swiss Air Force F-18 fighters upon arrival before being formally unveiled at a corporate event later the same day.
The new aircraft will be used on ultra-long routes and the destinations already announced are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.