Launch Customer Swiss to Start Bombardier CS100 Service in July
Bombardier and launch customer Swiss International Air Lines announced plans to put the Bombardier CS100 aircraft into commercial service on July 15.
Bombardier markets the CSeries as a competitor to 100- to 149-seat single-aisle aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, such as the A320 family and 737. The aircraft also offers a 50% noise reduction. The new aircraft will replace Swiss’ Avro RJ100s, which are headed for retirement. The four-engine Avro RJ100, nicknamed the “Jumbolina” due to the wide cross-section of its fuselage and roomy interior, were made by British Aerospace from 1983 through 2002.
Swiss says that it plans to take delivery of its first Bombardier CS100 at the end of June. The plane will depart from Zürich for Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport on July 15 for its inaugural flight, the world’s first commercial flight for a CS100.
In addition to Paris, the airline plans to operate the CS100 on flights to Manchester, Prague, and Budapest, as well as Warsaw and Brussels by the end of August, and Nice, Stuttgart, Hanover, Milan, Florence, and Bucharest starting in September.
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