SWISS ups the standard across all classes with new-look 777-300ER


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SWISS ups the standard with new-look 777-300ER
The nine new Boeing 777-300ERs will each feature eight seats First Class seats, which can be transformed into private suites and feature two-metre long lie-flat seats.

SWISS has unveiled the three-class cabin interior for its nine new Boeing 777-300ERs, the first of which will be delivered in January 2016.

The 340-seat aircraft will include eight seats in First Class, 62 in Business Class and 270 in Economy. At the front of the aircraft, each SWISS First seat can transform into a private suite and includes a 32-inch screen, which the carrier says is the largest in the industry.

As well as a two-metre fully flat bed, First Class passengers will have personal wardrobes, 50% more personal storage space compared to the previous First Class seat, a Corian cocktail table with integrated lighting and an electronic adjustable window blind. The cabin, designed by PriestmanGoode, also features soft walls, woven fabric bulkheads and curtain screens to help create a quieter environment.

SWISS ups the standard with new-look 777-300ER
New features such as headphone hangers and strap storage for tablets have been introduced for added convenience in Business Class.

In Business Class, a focus has been placed on creating more privacy and freedom of movement for passengers, and each seat cushion’s firmness can be individually adjusted. The seats also convert in two-metre long fully lie flat beds. Personal stowage has been increased and headphone hangers and straps to store tablets have been added for added convenience.

SWISS ups the standard with new-look 777-300ER
Economy Class passengers have access to a self-service kiosk, which can be used between meal times.

The Swiss flag carrier has placed a welcome focus on improving the passenger experience in Economy Class. One of the standout features is a new self-service kiosk, where passengers can help themselves to a range of food and drinks. The trim and finish has also been updated to create consistency throughout the aircraft.

An effort has also been made to add more of a wow factor to the aircraft entrance. An illuminated welcome panel and world map in a wood finish mirrors the reception passengers can expect in SWISS lounges at Zurich airport. Onboard Wi-Fi will also be available in all cabins, powered by Panasonic Avionics.

SWISS CEO Harry Hohmeister commented: “With our new Boeing 777-300ERs we will be setting new benchmarks in terms of our guests’ overall comfort and travel experience.”

The new 777-300ERs will be deployed primarily on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Los Angeles from summer 2016, while some services to San Fransisco, Sao Paulo and Tel Aviv will also be served by the new aircraft.

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