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SWISS to be First Airline to Operate Bombardier CS100 as of July 15

SWISSSwiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to put its first CS100 aircraft into service on July 15, making it the first airline in the world to operate the new Bombardier C Series.

The innovative short- and medium-haul twinjet sets new benchmarks in inflight comfort, operating economics and environmental terms, including a 50 percent noise reduction which will particularly benefit local airport residents. The arrival of the C Series will also create 150 new jobs at SWISS.

SWISS expects to take delivery of its first Bombardier C Series aircraft – a CS100 – at the end of June. On Friday, July 15, the aircraft will take off from Zurich at 12:30 on its first commercial flight: LX 638 to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

According to SWISS, the commencement of scheduled operations with the innovative new Bombardier twinjet will mark a further milestone in the airline’s history, following the successful service entry of the Boeing 777-300ER.

In addition to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Manchester, Prague and Budapest will also be among the first SWISS destinations to receive Bombardier CS100 service. They will be followed by Warsaw and Brussels at the end of August, and by Nice, Stuttgart, Hanover, Milan, Florence and Bucharest in September. More and more destinations currently served with the Avro RJ100 will gradually be switched to C Series operation as the new twinjets arrive.

The Zurich-London City route is expected to have C Series service from the first quarter of 2017.

The first SWISS flights to be operated with the new Bombardier C Series are available for booking.

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