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More passengers Swiss takes delivery of first Bombardier CS300 aircraft

SWISS is the first airline to have both the CS300 and CS100 Bombardier planes in its fleet. 

SWISS is the first airline to have both the CS300 and CS100 Bombardier planes in its fleet. 

(Swiss)

Swiss International Airlines has welcomed its first Bombardier CS300 plan into its fleet. The 145-seat aircraft will begin operating out of Geneva from June 1. 

The brand-new plane touched down at the Zurich airport at 7:35pm on Saturday evening after leaving the Montréal-Mirabel airport in Quebec, Canada, the same day. The maiden commercial flight will be from Geneva to London Heathrow and is scheduled for June 1. 

Swiss has ordered a total of 30 such planes. 

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“With its 20 additional seats, this second model in the C Series family ideally complements our current aircraft fleet, and gives us an optimal equipment mix for our European short- and medium-haul services,” said Swiss CEO Thomas Klühr. 

The CS300 produces half the noise and consumes a quarter less fuel than the 97-seat British Avro RJ100 “Jumbolino” planes it is meant to replace. The new plane has the same 3x2 seat configuration but offers slightly wider seats - 18.3 inches in Economy Class compared 17 inches in the Avro RJ100 - and larger windows.   

Delivery of the CS300 has been delayed by almost a month due to problems encountered by Bombardier in assembling the cabin.

 

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