Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) now has a Bombardier CS300. Bombardier said the airline took delivery of its first in Mirabel, Canada. SWISS would become the first airline to operate both C Series aircraft models. The new aircraft is to operate out of Geneva.
“The C Series aircraft program continues getting strong momentum with its successful entry into service with SWISS, and today the launch airline becomes the first one to take delivery of both the CS100 and the CS300 models,” said Rob Dewar, VP of the C Series Aircraft Program for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The C Series airliners demonstrate robust in-service performance to date and we are confident that SWISS will also benefit from a smooth entry-into-service with the CS300 aircraft.”
Scheduled to enter service June 1, the airline’s CS300 is set to take passengers from Geneva to Heathrow on its first mission. SWISS has ordered 30 CS100 and SC300 aircraft. So far, it has taken delivery of nine of Bombardier’s 12 C Series deliveries. The airline said it plans for its entire Geneva-based fleet to consist only of the Bombardier C-Series.
“We are delighted that, having successfully integrated the first Bombardier CS100s into our fleet from mid-2016 onward, we can now welcome our first CS300,” said Thomas Klühr, SWISS’ CEO. “With its 20 additional seats, this second model in the C Series family ideally complements our current aircraft fleet and gives us an optimal equipment mix for our European short- and medium-haul services.”