Following Austrian’s announcement that they would acquire Boeing 787s, questions have arisen over whether other members of Lufthansa Group could be making plans to do similar.
Swiss, the flag carrier of Switzerland, has said to Cirium that they don’t have plans to acquire the Boeing 787 for their operations.
Swiss confirmed last year that it would welcome the Airbus A350 to its fleet in 2025. The A350s will replace their A340-300s while also boosting their efficiency, operations and much more.
The commitment to the Boeing 787 comes directly from the Lufthansa Groups’ backlog of orders which consists of many Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s.
As a result of such a backlog, Lufthansa Group can send its aircraft to subsidiaries that it sees fit. Most recently, this was towards Austrian who announced they’d fly ten 787-9s by the decade’s end.
Per Cirium data, Swiss has 93 aircraft in service and 22 on order. It flies more A220s than any other aircraft type. For its long-haul operations, they operate the 777-300ER and A330-300.
While Swiss didn’t rule out flying the Boeing 787 at some point, it would seem apparent that the A350 series is the preferred choice at the Swiss-based airline.