SWISS has confirmed the final cabin configuration for its future Airbus A350-900 fleet, which will feature an expanded Premium Economy section.
The A350-900, which Swill aims to induct into service from 2025, will offer a four-cabin layout, with 242 seats in total. Three in First Class, 45 in Business Class, 38 in Premium Economy Class and 156 in Economy Class.
This new layout almost doubles (+80%) the number of Premium Economy seats available on the A350-900 when compared to the 21 seats currently available on the A340-300, which the aircraft type is set to replace. It also represents a 58% increase when compared to the 24 Premium Economy seats available on the airline’s Boeing 777s.
SWISS introduced the Premium Economy cabin on its B777 fleet in 2021. Since January 2023 it has also been available on its four A340-300s. In a statement published on September 11, 2023, SWISS said the expansion is proof the product is popular among the airline’s customer base, particularly leisure travelers.
SWISS will receive five A350-900s, which will replace the current fleet of four aging A340-300 aircraft. These aircraft are part of a 25-strong A350-900 order placed by Lufthansa Group in 2019.