Boeing, the Lufthansa Group and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have finalized an order for three additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes, valued at $990 million at current list prices. This order, previously attributed to an unidentified customer, follows SWISS’ 2013 order for six 777-300ERs.
“I am delighted that with the formal signing of the contract, SWISS has set a further milestone in its long-haul fleet renewal,” said Harry Hohmeister, CEO of SWISS. The new and existing aircraft will form the backbone of the Swiss flag-carrier’s long-haul fleet renewal.
The Swiss airline is part of the Lufthansa Group, serving 106 destinations in 49 countries from the Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva and Basel, carrying over 16 million passengers a year with a fleet of 95 airplanes.
The 777-300ER carries 386 passengers in a standard three-class configuration up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers), on non-stop routes.
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