SWISS Showcases New Cabins Ahead Of B777 Arrival

SWISS is set for exciting times as the airline gears up for the arrival of its new Boeing 777-300ER fleet. Featuring cabins shaped by leading design house PriestmanGoode, the jets’ will retain a distinctive Swiss image with a more sophisticated colour palette creating a residential feel. Completing the product is the lineup of next-generation long-haul seats, which the Zurich-based carrier recently unveiled.


First Class – Greater Privacy

8 spacious First Class suites are arranged in a 1-2-1 layout and have been designed with a focus on privacy for occupants. The compact cabin exudes the atmosphere of an executive jet rather than an airliner, enhanced by electrically-adjustable window blinds and acoustic materials of soft walls, woven fabric bulkheads and curtain screens for a quiet cabin.


The SWISS First seat converts into a 2-meter fully flat bed, accompanied by a 32-inch monitor (amongst the largest in the sky), reading lamp and side console. Compared with the previous incarnation, there is a 50 percent increase in personal storage most notable in the individual wardrobe. This doubles as a sliding door to create a fully-enclosed space, one of 3 privacy modes a liable to passengers.


Business Class – Evolution over Revolution

Rather than a radical makeover, SWISS has opted for an evolution of its Business Class. To achieve a consistent design language throughout the aircraft, the colours and materials used have been updated to tie in with the First Class cabin.


62 seats are spread 5-abreast offering a variety of seating layouts, including the popular “throne” seats by the windows for solo travellers. Enhanced features include headphone hangers and straps for storing tablets and magazines, in addition to the 2-meter full-flat bed.


Economy Class – 10 Abreast and Self-Serve Snack Bar

Economy Class on the SWISS B777-300ER comprises 270 slimline seats across 2 cabins towards the rear of the aircraft.


Like the premium cabins, the airline has adopted neutral colour tones that improve the feel of space despite the narrower 3-4-3 seating arrangement. Each seat has been smartly designed with clean lines and a large touchscreen monitor, in-seat power together with USB connectivity.


SWISS has also incorporated a new self-service walk-up bar. Stocked with drinks and snacks, passengers will be able to help themselves to food and beverages outside of the regular meal service.


SWISS takes delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER in January 2016 and will deploy the aircraft primarily on intercontinental services, following crew familiarization and route proving flights within Europe. Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sao Paolo and Tel Aviv will be amongst the first destinations for the jets, which will replace the aging Airbus A340-300s.


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