SWISS Announces Bombardier CS300 Schedule

SWISS Announces Bombardier CS300 Schedule

With SWISS receiving their CS300 aircraft from Bombardier, they’ve updated their timetable to reflect its deployment.

The inaugural flight will take place on June 1 when the CS300 flies from Geneva to London.   From there, the CS300 will see nearly 30 cities by October 23.

Here is the tentative schedule as of May 30, 2017:

 

June 1:  

Geneva – London (LHR)

Geneva – Palma Mallorca

Geneva – Porto

 

June 2:

Geneva – Madrid

 

June 6:

Geneva – Nice

 

June 9:

Geneva – Barcelona

Geneva – Moscow (DME)

 

June 15: 

Geneva – Malaga

 

June 17:

Geneva – Lisbon

Geneva – Pristina

 

June 18:

Geneva – Prague

 

June 19:

Geneva – Athens

 

July 1:

Geneva – Irakleion

Geneva – Zakinthos

 

July 2: 

Geneva – Zurich

 

July 7:

Geneva – Valencia

 

August 19:

Geneva – Thessaloniki

August 22:

Geneva – Olbia

 

September 4:

Geneva –  Marrakech

 

September 9:

Geneva – Catania

Geneva – Corfu

 

September 16: 

Geneva – Biarritz

 

September 17:

Geneva – Brindisi

Zurich – Paris (CDG)

 

October 15:

Zurich – Venice

 

October 17:

Zurich – Brussels

 

October 18:

Zurich –  Bari

 

October 19:

Zurich – Manchester

Zurich – Prague

 

October 20:

Zurich – Budapest

Zurich – Hanover

 

October 21:

Zurich – Sofia

 

October 23:

Zurich – Palermo

 

H/T: www.AirlineRoute.net

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SWISS News From Paris Air Show

SWISS News From Paris Air Show

To kick off the Paris Airshow, Bombardier and SWISS have announced a minor modification to SWISS’ existing CS100 order.

Originally, SWISS had ordered 30 CS100 aircraft that should begin entering service during 2016.  However, the order has been amended to now include Bombardier’s CS300 as well.

 

SWISS' CS100....photo courtesy of Bombardier

SWISS’ CS100….photo courtesy of Bombardier

 

Specifically, the ‘middle 10’ of the existing 30 plane order will be converted from CS100 to CS300 aircraft.  The expectation is that the CS300 will debut in the LX fleet sometime in 2017.    This move allows SWISS more flexibility with route planning and capacity for their European routes since the CS100 is designed for approximately 100 passengers while the CS300 can be configured for up to 150 passengers.

Adding the CS300 has little impact on maintenance and training since the CS100 and CS300 share about 95% of the same pieces and parts.   They also carry the same type rating so pilots do not need additional training to fly the -300.

SWISS also indicated that the aircraft will carry a 2-3 cabin configuration (2 seats on the left, 3 on the right) as well as the typical ‘European’ business class ‘cabin’.   For those of you unfamiliar with ‘European Business Class’, its simply the economy cabin seat but without a passenger sitting next to you.   For the 2-3 config, passengers sitting on the ‘2 seat side’ will not have someone sitting next to them, while the ‘3 seat side’ will have an empty middle seat.


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