Swiss International Air Lines is continuing its program of investment in its fleet, products and services under its “Next-Generation Airline of Switzerland” strategy. In latest developments, the airline is enhancing the quality of its regional business class product.
SWISS’s European fleet of Airbus A320s and A321s are currently undergoing an extensive cabin refurbishment. The program, which began in January 2015, extends to ergonomic new seats and a new cabin and seating design. Neighboring seats will also be kept vacant for business passengers in Europe from the end of March onwards, to offer more privacy on board.
In addition, new lounges will be opened for Senator-status travelers and SWISS business customers at Zurich Airport’s Dock E in the fourth quarter of this year. The lounges will extend over 2,000 square metres, and will feature a terrace with views of the airport runways and the Alps beyond. Both lounges will offer a range of freshly prepared meals, and the Senator Lounge will also offer a staffed bar. The Senator Lounge will accommodate up to 175 travelers and the Business Class Lounge up to 200; both lounges will be located close to the departure gates for SWISS’s long-haul flights.
The airline is also expanding its onboard culinary offering to include a wider selection of starters and a separate cheese course. As well as the full meal service there will also be a ‘quick meal’ option, which is popular on night flights.