Yesterday Swiss International Airlines has received its first of 20 Bombardier CS300 aircraft in Mirabel, making the airline the first operator of both version of the CSeries family in the world.
The aircraft, registered HB-JCA (MSN 55010), has flown its delivery flight to Zurich today, but will later on fly to Geneva, where it will be based. The first revenue service for the airline will happen on June 1, operating flights to London Heathrow.
Swiss already has a fleet of 8 (out of the 10 it has on order) CS100s and expects to take delivery of the remaining 2 CS100s and 19 CS300s from Bombardier by late 2018.
“We are delighted that, having successfully integrated the first Bombardier CS100s into our fleet from mid-2016 onwards, we can now welcome our first CS300,” Thomas Klühr, the carrier’s Chief Executive Officer, said. “With its twenty additional seats, this second model in the C Series family ideally complements our current aircraft fleet, and gives us an optimal equipment mix for our European short- and medium-haul services. Our first CS300 will be initially stationed in Geneva, where its superior comfort credentials will be excellently suited to this premium travel market.”
More photos from the ceremony (copyright to Bombardier and Swiss):