With a range of around 10,500 km, the A340-300 can easily fly non-stop to any SWISS long-haul destination. The elegant winglets on the tips of the wings reduce vibrations, which helps to save fuel. In SWISS Business Class, innovative air cushion seats guarantee the best long-haul comfort.
The airbus "Luzern" was christened on the 50th anniversary of flights between Switzerland and Japan. It was named after the Swiss city which is a popular destination for Asian tourists. In 1957 a number of stops were necessary between Zurich and Tokyo – today SWISS flies there non-stop every day.
The airbus "Zurich" shares the name of Switzerland's biggest and economically most significant city, which attracts business people and tourists from all over the world. As SWISS's hub for short- and long-haul traffic, the short distances between the gates at Zurich airport make life easy for transit passengers.
The "Chur" airbus pays homage to the Swiss city that is not only the gateway to the mountain world of the Grisons, but is also its economic centre. German, Rhaeto-Romanic and Italian are spoken in the canton of Grison in Eastern Switzerland.
The airbus "Schaffhausen" was named after the capital of the canton in Northern Switzerland. Schaffhausen benefits from its proximity to Zurich airport, which is directly accessible by rail. You can catch the S-Bahn train straight to the check-in area.
The airbus "Basel" was christened at the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in order to emphasise the growing importance of this airport for the city of Basel, as well as the three-country region where Germany, France and Switzerland meet. Basel is not only a centre of the worldwide pharmaceuticals industry, but also home to SWISS's headquarters.
Liestal is the capital of the Basel-Landschaft canton in north-western Switzerland. The airbus was named at the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg. This airport symbolises international cooperation and directly links the three-country region between Germany, France and Switzerland with the rest of the world.
The airbus "Lausanne" was symbolically christened as part of a festive occasion at the Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne. The event also celebrated the SWISS Taste of Switzerland concept and the hotel served a selection of culinary specialities.
The symbolic christening of airbus "Fürstentum Liechtenstein" took place at Vaduz Castle. Since then, this SWISS flagship has carried the name of this tiny state on the border to Switzerland all over the world. After all, Switzerland's national airline is also the unofficial airline of Liechtenstein.
The airbus "Aarau" was named after the capital of the Aargau canton. Aargau is one of the main economic regions in Switzerland.
Frauenfeld is the capital of the canton of Thurgau, an important traffic hub in Eastern Switzerland with great connections to Zurich airport.
The capital of the Central Swiss canton of Nidwalden is very important to Swiss aviation: it is home to Pilatus Aircraft, the country's biggest aircraft manufacturer.
The airbus "Altdorf" promotes the capital of the Swiss canton of Uri, which was also the setting of the legend of William Tell.
The airbus "Zug" was named after the capital of the Central Swiss canton and – as befits the region – was christened with cherry brandy as well as the more traditional champagne. For centuries, this exquisite fruit brandy has been made from cherries grown in the undulating countryside around Lake Zug.
This long-haul aircraft, named after the canton capital of Solothurn, is SWISS's fifteenth airbus A340-300.