Swiss put its first Bombardier CS100 into service on 15 July, with a flight from Zürich to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airline was the launch customer for the Bombardier CSeries; it has ordered 15 CS100s and 15 of the larger CS300s. As the CSeries jets are delivered, they will gradually replace the Avro RJ100s that Swiss Global operates on Swiss’ behalf. Nine CS100s are expected by the end of the year. All RJ100s are expected to leave the fleet by the end of 2017. The airline withdrew RJ100 HB-IXQ (msn E3282) on 29 June after she operated LX1408/LX1409 from Zürich to Sarajevo and back.
Recent news items on Swiss:
- Last Swiss Avro RJ100 departs Zürich (2017-08-24)
- Swiss ends Avro RJ100 operations (2017-08-15)
- Swiss is down to a single Avro RJ100 (2017-07-05)
- Third Avro RJ100 delivered to Aerovías DAP (2017-04-29)
- BAE Systems marks Swiss BAe 146/Avro RJ anniversary (2017-03-28)