Details: SWISS Airbus A350s Will Be Premium-Heavy

Details: SWISS Airbus A350s Will Be Premium-Heavy

Back in March, SWISS revealed its brand-new First and Business Class products which will be debuting on its Airbus A350s in 2025. Well, today, the airline has released the seat map for the A350s and there are interesting revelations.

SWISS Orders Five Airbus A350

In late 2022, SWISS announced the introduction of the Airbus A350 by pulling out a video today and the storyline is amazing. Its social media team released a one-minute video showing clues and hints possible ending of the A340s and the introduction of the A350s.

The new A350s will be divided accordingly from Lufthansa Groups’ 45 A350 orders and SWISS will take gradual delivery of five Airbus A350-900 aircraft from 2025 onwards. Now, it is official that with the delivery of these brand-new aircraft, the new long-haul twinjets will replace four remaining Airbus A340-300s which are somewhat uneconomical in terms of fuel efficiency.

Details of SWISS’s Brand New Cabins on A350-900

Following Lufthansa, SWISS has also revealed its brand-new cabin design on its upcoming A350s and it is called ‘SWISS Senses.’

In 2025, SWISS will also be refurnishing its fleet with the new first and business class seats which Lufthansa will be installing. As SWISS is part of Lufthansa Group, the seats will be exactly the same as what Lufthansa will be installed on its A350s but with SWISS touches and finishings.

While the Business Class seats on SWISS’s B777-300ERs are fairly new and amazing products, the only problem is that some seats do not have direct aisle access. However, the newer seats will offer direct aisle access to every seat which is a huge plus.

Additionally, these brand-new seats will also be installed on the airline’s 14 Airbus A330 and 12 Boeing B777-300ERs.

SWISS Reveals A350-900 Seat Map

SWISS has just revealed the specifications and the cabin layout for the A350-900s and to our surprise, it will be in a premium-heavy configuration.

SWISS A350s will feature a total of 242 seats:

  • Three First Class suites
  • 45 Business Class seats
  • 38 Premium Economy seats
  • 156 Economy seats

With just 242 seats, this makes SWISS one the the least dense A350 operators around the world after Singapore Airlines’ A350-900ULR.

Based on the seat map, SWISS emphasizes that:

  • Its Premium Economy Class on the A350s will be substantially larger than those on SWISS’s existing long-haul aircraft
  • SWISS will remain the only major airline in the world to offer a First Class cabin on all its long-haul aircraft
  • SWISS wants to be Europe’s leading premium airline by offering more premium and low-density

On the other hand, there are a couple of configurations/layout that turns out to be slightly odd:

  • There are 45 Business Class seats but only two lavatories are available to share
  • Only three First Class seats are available instead of eight
  • There are two rows of standard Economy Class right behind the Premium Economy seating which creates an odd feeling. Given how SWISS highlights the enlarged Premium Economy cabin, the Economy seats make the cabin less exclusive


Today SWISS has revealed the seat map of its upcoming Airbus A350-900 fleet and it will be a premium-heavy version with 242 seats only – one of the least dense configurations. Moreover, the A350s will feature SWISS Senses cabins with brand-new First and Business Class cabins.

SWISS will be receiving the A350s starting 2025 and these aircraft will be replacing the aging A340-300s.

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