Lufthansa Group carrier Swiss International Air Lines will take five Airbus A350-900 aircraft into its fleet from 2025, which are slated to replace its ageing A340-300 fleet on long-haul routes.

The Zurich-based carrier said on 12 December that the new aircraft will ”help Swiss substantially further improve its carbon emission credentials”.


Source: Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss will replace its four remaining Airbus A340-300s with A350-900s from 2025

“We are very pleased to have achieved our turnaround after the coronavirus crisis and be back on a sound financial track,” says Swiss chief executive Dieter Vranckx. “With this planned substantial modernization of our long-haul aircraft fleet, we are setting a vital course to sustainably maintain our competitive edge over the longer term.”

The five aircraft are part of an order of 25 A350-900s placed by parent company Lufthansa Group in 2019, Swiss says.

”Our decision to acquire the Airbus A350-900 is a clear commitment to further enhancing the sustainability of our flight operations,” Vranckx adds. “Our new long-haul twinjet will play a substantial part in achieving our ambitious climate goals.”

According to Cirium fleets data, the airline currently operates 12 Boeing 777s, 11 A330s and four A340s for its long-haul operations.