SWISS names Airbus A330-300 “St. Gallen”

24 November 2009

SWISS named another member of its new Airbus A330-300 fleet today. Aircraft HB-JHD received the name “St. Gallen”, after the capital of the canton of the same name in Eastern Switzerland. The naming was performed by Thomas Scheitlin, the mayor of St. Gallen, in a ceremony at Zurich Airport which was also attended by Roland Gehrig, president of the St. Gallen city council, SWISS CFO Marcel Klaus and numerous further guests.

SWISS’s flagship Airbus A330-300 fleet now extends to four aircraft. And St. Gallen mayor Thomas Scheitlin was clearly delighted that the latest fleet member now bears his city’s name. “Today’s event, and the fact that one of SWISS’s newest aircraft will now carry the name of St. Gallen all over the world, is an honour for our whole canton,” he said.

SWISS CFO Marcel Klaus was equally enthusiastic. “SWISS as Switzerland’s airline and the canton of St. Gallen have far more in common than the name of our A330-300,” he explained. “We are also linked by the many people from St. Gallen who, through their daily work and commitment, make such a vital contribution to the quality of our service and the success of our company.”

St. Gallen will make its presence felt aboard the new Airbus A330-300 through its name on the outer fuselage and its crest, which will be displayed in the cabin.