Flag-carrier Swiss International Airlines has announced that it has finalised the details of the cabin layout of the five Airbus A350-900 aircraft that it has on order.
What we do know is that the interior will seat a total of 242 passengers and its Premium Economy Class will be larger than those on its existing long-haul aircraft types at 38 seats, reflecting a growing demand for this class of travel. The exact configuration will be three in First Class, 45 in Business Class, 38 in Premium Economy Class and 156 in Economy Class.
The Lufthansa-backed carriers new aircraft, which have been scheduled for delivery from 2025 onwards, will also feature the new ‘Swiss Senses’ cabin concept, which will offer customers a ‘totally new and more personalized air travel experience’.
Swiss Chief Commercial Officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour said: “With our new cabin concept, we will still remain the only major airline in the world to offer a First Class cabin on all its long-haul aircraft. We will also be increasing the size of our Premium Economy Class, which has proved very popular. And in both these respects, we are further clearly positioning SWISS as Europe’s leading premium airline.”
Since it will be receiving its new Airbus A350-900s directly from the factory, the airline has been able to specify their interiors in accordance with its own particular needs. The order is part of parent company Lufthansa’s plan to retire all quad-engine A340-300 aircraft from the fleet with the new, more efficient, replacement.