Swiss takes delivery of its first A320neo, which will soon fly to Heathrow
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Effective 29 March 2020, the airline will begin flying the A320neo between Zurich (ZRH) and London Heathrow (LHR), according to the schedule loaded onto Swiss’ website. As of that date, it’ll operate on the following daily frequency:
- LX338 Zurich (ZRH) 6:35 p.m. Departure ⇒ London (LHR) 7:25 p.m. Arrival
- LX339 London (LHR) 8:05 p.m. Departure ⇒ Zurich (ZRH) 10:45 p.m. Arrival
Inside the aircraft, passengers can expect a two-class configuration: business and economy. That said, don’t expect a typical business-class seat — this is a very European-style business-class seat. The hard product itself offers slightly more recline than economy, and just the centre seat will be blocked out on both sides of the 3-3 arrangement.
Swiss has 25 of the A320neo family on order. In addition to launching on its route to London Heathrow, Swiss will operate the A320neo to Brussels, Hamburg and Valencia, according to RoutesOnline.
Compared with the older A320 variants, the A320neo uses about 20% less fuel, as well as being a quieter option. The airline has also opted for LED lighting on the interior of the aircraft.
With the addition of the A320neo on the route, Swiss will now offer two of its newest aircraft on the popular route between London Heathrow and Zurich. In 2017, the airline started flying one of its A220-300 aircraft to Heathrow.
Featured photo courtesy of Airbus.
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