Fleet renewal was completed with 30 aircraft
Suisse has all the A220
Switzerland took delivery of its 30th Airbus A220 on Monday evening at Zurich airport, thus achieving “an important milestone in the largest fleet renewal project in the company’s history.”
The HB-JCU registered aircraft was transported directly from Mirabel, the Airbus Canada plant in Montreal. Immediately after landing, it was dubbed “Davos” in the presence of Davos Landaman, Philip Wilhelm, CEO of Destination Davos Klosters, Rito Branchi, CEO of SWISS, Dieter Franks, and Swiss pilot and A220 program director Peter Koch.
The HB-JCU is expected to be used for the first time on scheduled Swiss service on Saturday 29 May 2021, and its passengers will travel to London.
With the arrival of the Airbus A220-300, Switzerland completes the fleet of these modern, low-carbon short- and medium-range aircraft. The airline now operates nine of the smallest Airbus A220-100 aircraft (125 seats) and 21 of the largest Airbus A220-300 aircraft (145 seats). He was the first customer and operator of the C-Series that Bombardier had developed from the start. Switzerland carried out the world’s first commercial flight of the Airbus A220-100 on 15 July 2016 from Zurich to Paris.
Short and medium range aircraft have 20 percent less carbon dioxide emissions than similar models. “We have set ourselves the goal of cutting carbon dioxide emissions in half compared to 2019 by 2030 and flying CO2 neutral by 2050. Investments in the latest aircraft technology and synthetic fuels are among the most important factors in reducing carbon dioxide emissions,” the president explains Executive Dieter Franks.