Swiss European Air Lines

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Swiss European Air Lines
Swiss International Air Lines Logo 2011.svg
IATA
LX
ICAO
SWU
Callsign
EUROSWISS
Founded 2005
Hubs Zurich Airport
Focus cities


Frequent-flyer program Miles & More
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 20
Parent company Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa Group
Headquarters Kloten, Switzerland
Key people Andreas Thurnheer
Website swiss.com

Swiss European Air Lines Ltd. or Swiss European Air Lines AG is a subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines and the Lufthansa Group, operating as the latter on some of its short haul routes. Swiss International Air Lines, also known as SWISS, is the successor of Swissair, following that company's grounding in 2001. Like its parent, Swiss European is part of the Star Alliance. It has its headquarters on the grounds of Zurich Airport in Kloten.[1][2] SWISS and Swiss European are both owned by the Lufthansa Group.

Fleet[edit]

Swiss European Air Lines (SWISS) Airplane (Avro RJ 100)- Jan 2007

The Swiss European Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of December 2013):

Swiss European Air Lines Fleet[3]
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Avro RJ100 20 97 To be replaced by: Bombardier CS100
Bombardier CS100 30
125[4]
Replacing: Avro RJ100
Total 20 30

The average age of the Swiss European Air Lines fleet is 16 years (as of December 2013).[5]

On 11 March 2009, the Lufthansa Group board announced that, in 2014, it plans to gradually replace the current Avro RJ100 fleet flown by Swiss European with aircraft of the Bombardier CSeries. The replacement of the current 20 aircraft is planned to take two years, while an additional 10 aircraft will be delivered thereafter to allow for capacity expansion. The new aircraft will allow Swiss to continue serving restricted destinations such as London City Airport. The Lufthansa Group is a launch customer for this aircraft type, and had previous signed a letter of intent for up to 60 aircraft.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swiss European Air Lines Facts and Figures". Swiss International Air Lines. Retrieved 29 September 2009.  "Headquarters Swiss European Air Lines AG Postfach CH-8058 Zurich Airport Switzerland"
  2. ^ "Kloten - Ortspläne Schweiz". ortsplan.ch. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Swiss European Air Lines Fleet Swiss Aircraft Registry
  4. ^ "CSeries performance meeting expectations: Lufthansa". 2014-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Swiss European Airlines". airfleets.net. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Swiss Investing in Further Fleet Renewal from 2014 On". Swiss International Airlines. 2010-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Lufthansa board approves order for 30 CSeries aircraft". flightglobal.com. 11/03/09. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 

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