Boeing, SWISS finalize order for three additional 777-300ERs
Zurich, Sui. - 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, and will form the backbone of the Swiss flag-carrier's long-haul fleet renewal.
“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 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-efficient airplane in its class today with 99.5 percent reliability, making it the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. The flagship of the world’s elite airlines, the 777-300ER carries 386 passengers in a standard three-class configuration up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometres), on non-stop routes.
“SWISS’ latest order for additional airplanes is a testament to the unrivalled economics of the 777-300ER as the carrier continues to renew its long-haul fleet,” said Todd Nelp, vice president of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 777-300ER is the perfect platform for SWISS to showcase its exceptional customer offering and remain at the forefront of international travel.”