Boeing, SWISS mark delivery of 777-300ER flagship

Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it is marking the delivery of Swiss International Air Lines´ (SWISS) first 777-300ER (Extended Range).

The latest addition to SWISS´ fleet touched down in Zurich following a non-stop 4,545 nautical miles (8,418 kilometers) delivery flight from Boeing´s Everett Delivery Center in Everett, WA.

The 777-300ER is the new flagship of SWISS´ long-haul fleet and is configured with 340 seats, eight in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy, with wireless internet connectivity throughout.

The 777-300ER is one of the most fuel and cost-efficient airplanes in its class and is the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world with an on-time departure rate of 99.5 percent. It also has the highest cargo capability of any passenger airplane in service.

In addition to this delivery, SWISS has eight unfilled 777-300ERs on order from Boeing.

SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, serving 104 destinations in 48 countries from the Swiss cities of Zurich and Geneva, carrying more than 16 million passengers a year with a fleet of 92 airplanes.