Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (TSX: BBD) has delivered the first C Series aircraft to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines, the company said.
SWISS is the first airline to take title of the C Series aircraft. Along with the CS300 aircraft that the company also ordered, the C Series fleet allows it to tailor capacity to demand on various European routes.
The first CS100 aircraft is scheduled to enter service with Swiss on July 15, 2016 with its maiden commercial flight taking passengers from Zurich to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. SWISS will gradually replace its Avro RJ100 fleet with the C Series aircraft. Additional C Series aircraft will be used to replace other existing aircraft as well as permit moderate future growth. The CS100 aircraft will fly to Manchester, Prague and Budapest with other destinations – Warsaw, Brussels, Nice, Stuttgart, Hanover, Milan, Florence and Bucharest being added.
Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and posted revenues of CAD18.2 billion in fiscal year 2015.