After almost five years, Airbus concluded on Tuesday the delivery of the 30th and last A220 to Swiss airline.
The carrier was the launch customer for the new jetliner, even when it was called the C Series and was produced by Bombardier. The first aircraft, a CS100 (now A220-100) was delivered to Swiss in June 2016 and entered service the following month.
Since then, Swiss has received nine A220-100 and 21 A220-300, including the HB-JCU registration, sent by Mirabel’s Airbus in Canada this week – the aircraft was named ‘Davos’.
“With today’s delivery of our thirtieth Airbus A220, we have marked another milestone in the biggest fleet renewal in the history of our company,” said Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx. “We are proud to now have 30 of these innovative aircraft in our fleet ranks. The Airbus A220 helps give us one of Europe’s most advanced aircraft fleets,” he added.
Swiss configured the A220-100 with 125 seats while the A220-300 has 145 seats. Capable of emitting 20% less carbon dioxide, the aircraft also offers a lower operating cost than models of similar size.
An indication of this is the fact that the Swiss airline has decided to take the largest and oldest A320 out of service in its recovery plan announced weeks ago.