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These are Swiss’s new first and business class A340 seats

8 Mar 2019 by Craig Bright
Swiss new A340 first class

Swiss is giving all five of its Airbus A340 aircraft an overhaul that sees new seats installed across its first, business and economy class cabins.

The first aircraft to receive the refitted cabins has already taken to the skies, departing Zurich on Thursday on the airline’s Tokyo flight, LX160. After Tokyo, Boston, Johannesburg, Shanghai and Tel Aviv will also be seeing the refreshed A340s.

Swiss expects all five of its A340s to be decked out with the new cabin products by this summer.

The redesigned cabins are intended to bring the aircraft’s products up to a similar standard as those found on board its Boeing 777s.

As can be seen in the photo of the business class cabin, the seat is a standalone on the left-hand side. Swiss’s A340s have an alternating 1-2-1/2-2-1 configuration.

The economy class cabin, meanwhile, appears to have retained its 2-4-2 lay out.

Swiss new A340 economy class seat

Also upgraded on the aircraft are the galleys and lighting system, as well as the in-flight entertainment system that also allows for internet connectivity.

The revamped A340 cabins follow the opening of a new Swiss First Class Lounge at Zurich Airport along with a new range of business class amenity kits, both of which debuted last year.

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