C Series – the future of aviation

As the world's first operator of the Bombardier C Series, SWISS is proud to have one of the most modern short-haul aircraft in its fleet.

The Bombardier C Series has been operating for SWISS on European routes since 15 July 2016. Over time, the C Series will gradually be replacing our Avro RJ100 fleet. As the first customer, we played an important role in the development of the C Series. The following properties make the C Series the most modern aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes.

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Cabin of the Bombardier C Series

More environmentally friendly

Thanks to the innovative Pratt & Whitney engines, the C Series uses around 20% less fuel. CO2 output is reduced by some 90,000 tons a year, which equates to 7,000 flights between Zurich and London City. Thanks to the new technology, the C Series also emits 50% less nitrogen oxide.


The C Series is also often called the "Whisperjet". The human ear perceives this aircraft by the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier as 50% quieter than comparable aircraft. The passengers onboard will notice this, but so too will the people who live in the vicinity of the airport.

Innovatives Cockpit

The cockpit was developed by pilots for pilots, and is tailored precisely to their requirements. The pilots can see all the flight information at a glance on the large screens. The head-up displays allow the pilots to call up important information while looking outside at the same time.

New feeling of space

The innovative seats are lighter and offer our guests more space, legroom and comfort. Large windows allow more light into the cabin, and open up fabulous views. There is plenty of room for hand luggage in the overhead bins, which close upwards for easier loading.


  • Flying


    As the airline of Switzerland, we connect Zurich and Geneva with Europe and the world. Come with us on a virtual journey and find out more about the fascinating world of flying with SWISS.

  • People


    Our staff are the face of SWISS. They work extremely hard every day to offer passengers an unbeatable travel experience – on the ground and in the air. Meet the people who help SWISS to reach new heights day after day.

  • Swissness


    Between traditional and modern: as the airline of Switzerland, it is important to us to show our guests the multifaceted variety of Switzerland. Traditional Swiss hospitality is as much a part of this as our collaborations with top chefs, who transform top-quality products from their regions into innovative dishes.

  • Premium


    The advantages of travelling in SWISS First or SWISS Business can be enjoyed well before take off. Elegant SWISS Lounges are perfect for spending some time in, and hint at what awaits guests on board: unbeatable comfort combined with award-winning culinary delights and a standard of service that leaves nothing to be desired.

  • Ground


    SWISS applies the same priority to its technical maintenance and logistics as it does to guests: quality first. We work hard on the ground to ensure the SWISS fleet is always at peak performance and that the goods entrusted to us arrive safely.

  • Commitment


    Creating memorable moments and being aware of our social responsibility: as the official airline partner, we are committed to the fields of culture, sports and social activities, both here in Switzerland and abroad.