SWISS takes delivery of first new Bombardier CS100
July 07, 2016: SWISS expands fleet with the arrival of Bombardier C Series on July 15, 2016. The new aircraft’s first commercial flight LX638 will take it from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The CS100 is set to replace its predecessor, the Avro RJ100, throughout autumn.
The commencement of scheduled operations with the new Bombardier twinjet marks another milestone in SWISS history, shortly following the successful service entry of the Boeing 777-300ER.
The SWISS Bombardier C Series is a next-generation aircraft, made of cutting edge materials and technology. As the launching carrier, SWISS pushed innovation forward with Bombardier.
Compared to the RJ100, the CS100 reduces carbon emissions by 25 percent. The aircraft has the same cargo capacity as the RJ100 in terms of volume and weight. The front cargo compartment is fully heated and ventilated.
“Compared to the RJ100, the CS100 reduces carbon emissions effectively, a fact which is often demanded by our customers,” comments Ashwin Bhat, head of Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo.
Besides Paris, other destinations to receive Bombardier C Series service are Manchester, Prague, Budapest in July, Warsaw and Brussels in August, Nice, as well as Stuttgart, Hanover, Milan, Florence and Bucharest in September.