SWISS takes delivery of 1st Airbus A320neo

SWISS has announced it has taken delivery of the first of 25 new Airbus A320neo aircraft, the company said.

The new arrival was formally welcomed to the fleet and named Engelberg in a ceremony at Zurich Airport. In acquiring these advanced and efficient short- and medium-haul aircraft, SWISS is further underlining its commitment to resource-friendly aviation. With its engine technologies, the Airbus A320neo consumes some 20 per cent less fuel than comparable aircraft of the older generation. SWISS´s new Airbus A320neo also features a newly developed seat that tangibly enhances its passengers´ travel comfort.

Thanks to the advanced technology of its Pratt & Whitney engines and its aerodynamic sharklet wingtip extensions, the Airbus A320neo consumes up to 20 per cent less fuel than comparable aircraft types.

The new SWISS Airbus A320neo also offers substantially more travel comfort to both Business and Economy Class passengers, thanks to its newly-developed seats from Italian manufacturer Geven.

SWISS said it will be deploying its Airbus A320neos on its short- and medium-haul routes of up to 4,200 kilometres within Europe and to and from destinations in North Africa and the Middle East.