Bombardier’s commercial aircraft are optimized for best-in-class efficiency to meet market demand up to 160 seats. SWISS and PrivatAir will operate C Series aircraft in Switzerland.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be the first airline in the world to take delivery and operate the C Series aircraft when the CS100 aircraft enters service in the first half of 2016. SWISS was previously announced as the launch customer for the C Series aircraft program after parent Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa) signed a firm purchase agreement in 2009 for 30 CS100 single-aisle aircraft for SWISS. The airline has converted 10 of its 30 firm-ordered CS100 aircraft to the larger CS300 aircraft.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Geneva-based PrivatAir have signed a firm purchase agreement for five CS100 airliners. PrivatAir has also taken options on an additional five CS100 aircraft. Founded more than 30 years ago, PrivatAir operates a large fleet of commercial and business aircraft to provide private charter and private airline services. Its specialized services include exclusively business class flights on behalf of several major network airlines. As a superb example of the versatility of the world’s only all-new aircraft in its segment, the C Series aircraft acquired by PrivatAir will be delivered in an all-business class configuration.