First refurbished SWISS A340 returns to revenue service


The first SWISS Airbus A340 with a totally refurbished interior in all three seating cabins took off from Zurich for Tokoya (Japan) on 7 March.

All of the airline’s A340s are undergoing the refurbishment, one after the other; and under current planning, all five aircraft should be refurbished by the time summer reaches the northern hemisphere.

The refurbishment programme entails developing and installing new first, business and economy class seats, providing a new inflight entertainment system that also offers internet connectivity, installing new galleys and comprehensively modernizing the entire interior (including adopting a new lighting concept) in all three cabins.

Next to Tokyo, SWISS’s Airbus A340s are deployed on services to such destinations as Boston, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Tel Aviv.