Airbus fleet

The workhorses

The SWISS fleet currently comprises six different aircraft types. Five of them are members of the Airbus family. SWISS uses jets by European manufacturers on long haul and short flights.

A340-300

Airbus A340-300

Code: 343

This four-engine long haul jet is the flagship of the SWISS fleet. With a range of about 11,000 km, the Airbus A340-300 serves all SWISS destinations around the world non-stop and with a full payload. The modernised version of the jet provides maximum comfort in SWISS Business thanks to the innovative pneumatic seat technology.

Special features

The A340-300 has the endurance of a marathon runner, and holds several long-distance records. The winglets on the tips of the wings reduce wing vibration, which saves a tremendous amount of kerosene. The winglets also give the Airbus an elegant appearance.

Technical details

Crew2/10
Seats219 (3 classes)
First / Business / Economy Class
  • Engines

    4 CFM56-5C4/P

  • Max. thrust per engine

    15'400 kg

  • Wingspan

    60.3 m

  • Length

    63.7 m

  • Height

    16.8 m

  • Crew

    2 / 10

  • Seats

    219 (8 First / 47 Business / 164 Economy)

  • Max. takeoff weight

    275'000 kg

  • Max. landing weight

    192'000 kg

  • Maximum speed

    900 km/h

  • Max. range with a full load

    10'500 km

Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-300

Code:333

These aircraft can carry a maximum of 236 passengers. The capacity is divided into 183 Economy seats, 45 Business seats and 8 First-Class armchairs. Following the introduction of the A330-300, SWISS was the first airline in the world to offer First Class tickets on all long haul flights.

The innovative pneumatic seat technology provides maximum comfort in First and Business Class. The jet is powered by two Rolls-Royce 772B-EP (enhanced performance) engines.

Special features

The new SWISS Business seat on the A330-300 is probably the lightest of its kind. The air cushion alone makes the seat four kilograms lighter than the conventional version with foam padding. This weight reduction by itself will help SWISS to save over 650 tonnes of kerosene a year, and reduce the company's annual CO2 emissions by over 2000 tonnes.

Technical details

Crew2/10
Seats236 (3 Classes)
First / Business / Economy Class
  • Engines

    2 Rolls-Royce Trent 772B EP

  • Max. thrust per engine

    32'250 kg

  • Wingspan

    60.3 m

  • Length

    63.7 m

  • Height

    16.8 m

  • Crew

    2 / 10

  • Seats

    236 (8 First / 45 Business / 183 Economy)

  • Max. takeoff weight

    233'000 kg

  • Max. landing weight

    187'000 kg

  • Maximum speed

    880 km/h

  • Max. range with a full load

    8'400 km

Airbus A321-111

Airbus 321-111

Code:32S

The A321-111 is used on short and medium distances with high passenger volumes. The aircraft has 176 to 200 seats and a cargo capacity of 4.3 tonnes. With a length of 44.5 metres, the Airbus A321-111 is the 'big brother' of the A320 family; it is about one-third longer than the Airbus A319. SWISS uses this aircraft type within Europe and between Switzerland, Africa and the Near East.

Technical details

Crew2/5
Seats176 (2 Classes)
Business / Economy Class
  • Engines

    2 CFMI CFM56-5B1-2

  • Max. thrust per engine

    14'000 kg

  • Wingspan

    34.10 m

  • Length

    44.50 m

  • Height

    11.80 m

  • Crew

    2 / 4 - 5

  • Seats

    176 - 200

  • Max. takeoff weight

    83'000 kg

  • Max. landing weight

    74'500 kg

  • Maximum speed

    850 km/h

  • Max. range with a full load

    3'200 km

Airbus A320-214

Airbus A320-214

Code: 32S

For distances of up to 3600 km, SWISS uses the Airbus A320. It has between 136 and 168 seats and carries up to a maximum of 3 tonnes of cargo. The CFM56 engines are state-of-the-art in terms of environmental compatibility. SWISS uses this aircraft type within Europe and between Switzerland, Africa and the Near East.

Special features

In 2013, the first Airbus A320 was fitted with the so-called sharklets. The curved wing ends are reminiscent of a shark's fin, and make the aircraft more energy-efficient. Flying with sharklets saves fuel, reduces CO2 emissions and greatly reduces noise levels.

Technical details

Crew2/5
Seats136 (2 Classes)
Business / Economy Class
  • Engines

    2 CFMI CFM56-5B4-2

  • Max. thrust per engine

    12'000 kg

  • Wingspan

    34.10 m

  • Length

    37.60 m

  • Height

    11.80 m

  • Crew

    2 / 4 - 5

  • Seats

    136 - 168

  • Max. takeoff weight

    73'500 kg

  • Max. landing weight

    64'500 kg

  • Maximum speed

    850 km/h

  • Max. range with a full load

    3'650 km

Airbus A319-112

Airbus A319-112

Code:32S

With a length of 33.8 metres, the A319-112 is one of the smallest aircraft in the Airbus family. It flies distances of up to 3000 km for SWISS, and has between 108 and 138 seats. The two CFM56 engines accelerate the Airbus A319-112 to an average speed of 750 kilometres per hour. SWISS uses this aircraft type within Europe and between Switzerland, Africa and the Near East. They are an average of nine years old.

Technical details

Crew2/3
Seats108 (2 Classes)
Business / Economy Class
  • Engines

    2 CFMI CFM56-5B5-2

  • Max. thrust per engine

    10'000 kg

  • Wingspan

    34.10 m

  • Length

    33.80 m

  • Height

    11.80 m

  • Crew

    2 / 3

  • Seats

    108 - 138

  • Max. takeoff weight

    68'000 kg

  • Max. landing weight

    61'000 kg

  • Maximum speed

    850 km/h

  • Max. range with a full load

    3'000 km