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Swiss Takes Delivery of its First 'Airspace' A320neo

Swiss Takes Delivery of its First 'Airspace' A320neo

BY DANIEL MENA 208d AGO 0 COMMENTS

SWISS Airlines recently took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo to be equipped with its signature "Airspace Cabin". The new cabin features redesigned window bezels and shades for better views, larger overhead bins, and improved lavatories with antimicrobial surfaces.

 

The SWISS Airspace cabin features 60% larger bin space, ultimately elevating the passenger experience. Photo: Airbus

 


This first delivery comes as a part of the airline's recent order for ten A320neos and five A321neos, set to join the fleet over the next several years. The airline has proved heightened interested in the NEO variant, as it placed a second order for seven A320neos and three A321neos just one year later, an investment valued at USD $1 billion. This sets SWISS's total order at 25 A320neo-family aircraft.

“We are delighted that, in committing to these quieter and more efficient models of the tried-and-trusted Airbus A320 family, we can further advance the modernization of our European aircraft fleet,” said SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr.
 

SWISS's first 'Airspace' Airbus A320neo takes off during its delivery flight. Photo: Airbus

 

Much of the value seen in the Airbus NEOs by SWISS mainly concerns its efficiency. The NEO's advanced engine technology, in addition to its modified sharklet design, allows the aircraft to consume 20% less fuel than its non-neo counterpart. Additionally, its engines are designed not only to generate more thrust per fuel volume, but also to reduce noise by almost 50% as opposed to other aircraft of its class. 

Once all of SWISS's NEO aircraft are in service. SWISS will be the operator of one of the youngest fleets in Europe.

 

Swiss will soon operate one of the newest fleets in Europe. Photo: Jake Smith


Airbus has seen large profitability with the A320neo-family, especially in Europe. The aircraft has received more than 7,000 orders across more than 100 customers in its first eleven years of sale. Many airlines, such as United, have also been transitioning out of its primarily-Boeing fleet and making purchases for these aircraft. 

Daniel Mena
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