Bangkok has become the first Southeast Asian destination to welcome SWISS’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
The new twin-aisle jet started flying daily between Zurich and the Thai capital city on 16 July 2016, replacing the existing Airbus A340-300. The new deployment will increase capacity on the route by more than a third.
“This is a key milestone in the history of SWISS and we are very proud to bring this accomplishment to our customers and partners in Thailand,” said Peter Pullem, SWISS’ vice president of international sales & marketing.
“With the latest flagship addition to our fleet, we offer more privacy, comfort, space and entertainment to our customers. As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodied the country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest quality of product and services,” he added.
Dirk Grossmann, Lufthansa Group’s general manager of passenger sales for Thailand and the Mekong Region commented; “Again, it is great news for the group in Thailand with SWISS bringing in the flagship Boeing B777-300ER after we successfully introduced Eurowings into the Thai market late last year.
“This has proven that we have a strong and steady growth and demand in this region and Bangkok continues to be the important Asian hub for the Lufthansa Group.”
The new SWISS B777-300ER offers 340 seats: eight in first class, 62 in business class and 270 in economy. It will also feature in-flight Wi-Fi, flat-bed seats in both premium cabins, and a self-service kiosk in economy class that offers a range of drinks and snacks.
The aircraft is adorned in the special “Faces of SWISS” livery, which features the faces of the airline’s staff members, including Thai flight attendant Chantiporn Boonyakiat.