SWISS has unveiled its new first, business, and economy class cabins which will be introduced in its wide-body fleet from 2025 onwards.
SWISS First, SWISS Business and SWISS Economy are being redesigned, while the SWISS Premium Economy which was introduced in 2022 will be retained. The new cabin interiors will be gradually installed from 2025 onwards, initially on the SWISS Airbus A330-300 fleet and later on the Boeing 777-300ERs. The new Airbus A350-900s on order will be delivered with the new interior installed.
The new offering will utilize the exact same hardware as its sister carrier, Lufthansa. The German carrier unveiled the details of its new “Allegris” cabins a few days ago. The SWISS long-haul fleet will feature exactly the same seats, but with SWISS touches.
“This is the most comprehensive cabin renewal in the history of our company. As a premium airline, we want to pay due and full regard to our customers’ desire for more individuality. And with this extremely high-quality product, we can continue to meet all our high aspirations.”Dieter Vranckx, SWISS Chief Executive Officer
- Screen: 43-inch (Center Suite), 27-inch (Window Suite), 4k resolution
- Seat: 117 cm wide (Center Suite), 77 cm wide (Window Suite), 2 m long bed
The new First class suites will feature closable sliding doors, a spacious personal wardrobe, a large seat table, seat heating and cooling, a wireless charging station and a screen display that is as wide as the suite itself. The centre suite in the cabin can also be adjusted to accommodate two people travelling together.
Furthermore, the new SWISS First cabin boasts an advanced and spacious washroom inspired by the famous spring in Vals in Canton Graubünden, featuring a slate-black exterior and a green interior reminiscent of the spring’s refreshing and cooling water.
- Screen: 17-inch, 4k resolution
- Seat: 80-82 cm seat width, 2 m long bed
The new Business Class seats will offer various seating options such as extra long beds, privacy seats and double seats for passengers travelling together. Some of these seats can also be closed off with a sliding door. All the new SWISS Business seats will feature seat heating and cooling and a wireless charging station.
Each seat is equipped with a 17-inch 4k screen and passengers can use Bluetooth to connect to their own headphones.
- Screen: 15.6-inch, 4k resolution
- Seat: 46-48 cm seat width
The SWISS Premium Economy, which was introduced in 2022 will remain an integral feature within the new air travel experience. SWISS was the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to introduce the new Premium Economy seat.
Premium Economy seats feature a 15.6-inch 4k screen with Bluetooth audio.
- Screen: 13.3-inch, 4k resolution
- Seat: 48-50 cm seat width
Surprisingly, according to the airline, the new SWISS Economy seats will be 2 cm wider than the Premium Economy (We did not originate this information, it is in accordance with the press release).
The new economy seats are further provided with an amenity storage facility and a USB port, and offer additional comfort in the first seat rows.
As of February, SWISS’ long haul fleet consists of five Airbus A340-300s, 14 A330-300s and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs. SWISS is expected to take delivery of ten Airbus A350-900s starting in 2025.
However, the airline plans to retire its A340s by the end of 2025. Therefore, only the A330s and 777s will be reconfigured with these new products.
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