Swiss takes delivery of its first A330

April 20: Zurich-based Swiss International Air Lines received its first new A330-300, one of nine ordered in September 2007 to expand its medium- to long-haul network.

Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 772B EP engines, the A330-300 has an all-new, three-class layout with a total of 236 seats (183 seats in Economy, 45 in Business Class and 8 in First Class).

“We are more than pleased to introduce the eco-efficient A330-300 to our fleet. Its true wide-body cabin, combined with our all-new, high-class product increases passenger appeal, comfort and style, while its outstanding performance strengthens our competitiveness and reduces the environmental impact at the same time,” said Christoph Franz, CEO of Swiss.

Orders for the A330-300 now stand at more than 390 from 39 customers.

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