• Swiss adds premium economy to its Boeing 777s

    Swiss is adding premium economy to its seating mix, although travellers will have to wait until early 2021 to sample the new seat. The airline hasn't yet shared photos of its new premium economy pew, but here's what we do know: Swiss premium economy will debut on the Boeing 777-300ER fleet fr...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • Swiss upgrades Airbus A340s with new first, business class

    It's out with the old and in with the new for Swiss' Airbus A340s as the first of the big four-engine jets takes wing proudly brandishing new first class suites and business class seats. All five of the Star Alliance member's long-range A340s are being upgraded to largely bring them up to the sa...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Step inside the new Swiss business class and Senator lounges at Geneva

    Swiss has rolled out the 'welcome back' mat at its Geneva lounges, with both the Business and Senator lounges open once again after many months of refurbishment. The new lounges sport a fresh new look, although it's also a familiar one – any business traveller who has visited the lounges...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • Inside the latest Swiss Business and Senator lounges at Zurich Airport

    Swiss is known for its uniquely stylish lounges, and the newest additions to its home at Zurich Airport only serve to cement that reputation. There are two lounges in what the Star Alliance member calls Lounge Centre A, both intended to serve travellers on short-range flights within Europe. ...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Here is Lufthansa's new Airbus A320neo business class seat (seriously)

    Lufthansa has revealed its new 2019 business class seat for the German airline's Airbus A320neo and A321neo jets, so without further ado, here it is... If you think it looks less like business class and more like economy, there's a good reason: it is an economy class seat. Lufthansa's new A320...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2018 45 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss join Singapore Airlines' HighFlyer rewards scheme

    Business owners can now earn HighFlyer points in Singapore Airlines’ reward scheme for businesses when travelling on Lufthansa and SWISS flights between Singapore, Germany and Switzerland, including on tickets beginning in Australia with a flight on Singapore Airlines. To earn points, the ...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • Swiss adds first class flourish with caviar, Mercedes-Benz chauffeurs

    Not content with its elegant first class lounges at Zurich Airport's Terminal A and Terminal E, Swiss is set to bookend the luxury travel experience with a caviar menu and Mercedes-Benz chauffeur service The caviar menu is part of the airline's Connoisseur Experience program, with other special ...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2018 3 Comments

  • New Swiss Zurich Terminal A first class lounge has the look of luxe

    Get ready to be very impressed by Swiss' newest first class lounge at Zurich Airport. Located at Terminal A, it's the stylish sibling of the Star Alliance member's Zurich Terminal E flagship. And it's a first class experience from start to finish. Accessible via an escalator from th...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2018 3 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss and co to share new 'standard' seat for Airbus A320s

    Lufthansa plans an all-new seat design for its Airbus A320 jets from 2019, with the same seat also being fitted to sibling airlines Swiss, Austrian, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. The seat will serve for both 'EuroBusiness' and economy class cabins, with business class passengers continui...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2018 3 Comments

  • Photos: Lufthansa's new Boeing 777X business class seats revealed

    Here are the first photos of Lufthansa's all-new business class seats for its Boeing 777X (777-9) jets, which will begin flying from 2020. As previously and exclusively revealed by Australian Business Traveller, the next-gen design finally provides direct aisle access for every passenger: no mor...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 20 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss kick off joint venture

    Australian business travellers bound for Europe could find their path lies a little smoother with the launch of a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group. The agreement covers Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines end embraces flights between Singapore, Australia and German...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2017 14 Comments

  • Swiss to get fleet-wide inflight Internet in 2018

    Swiss will see its Swiss Connect inflight Internet service extended across the rest of its fleet in 2018, following this year's final fit-out of siblings Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. The satellite-based WiFi system made its debut on Swiss' new Boeing 777-300ER jets, which we reviewed here, b...

    POSTED 22 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • New Swiss first class lounge at Zurich; Business, Senator upgrade

    Swiss will open an all-new first class lounge at Zurich Airport by the end of this year, to be followed by upgrades for its existing Business Class and Senator Lounges in Zurich's Terminal A. The lounges represent an investment of 15 million Swiss Francs (A$19.5 million) in "premium ground ...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 7 Comments

  • The first class airport lounge with its own 'hotel rooms'

    Business travellers spend plenty of time at airport lounges and airport hotels – but what about an airport lounge with its own hotel rooms? Welcome to Swiss' flagship first class lounge at Zurich. The Star Alliance member's newest and most impressive lounge, located at Zurich Airport's Co...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2017 4 Comments

  • Swiss to charge extra for solo business class seats

    EXCLUSIVE | Swiss will begin charging a seat selection fee of between 99 and 199 Swiss Francs – that's around $130-$260, US$100-$200 and €90-€190 – on its desirable 'throne' business class seats from late March 2017. The seats are prized by solo travellers on Swiss' in...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 10 Comments

  • Six airport arrivals lounges that let high flyers land in style

    It's been a long flight, and officially an overnight one at that. You land at 6am, and despite a decent nap in your business class seat you still feel a bit rough around the edges. You probably look it, too. That's when your first stop should be an airport's arrivals lounge to refresh and refue...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2016 11 Comments

  • Swiss to upgrade Airbus A340s with new first, business class

    It's out with the old and in with the new for Swiss' Airbus A340s, with the big four-engine jets set to receive a tip-to-tail upgrade from first class and business class through to economy. Although Swiss has been busy replacing the Airbus A340s with its factory-fresh Boeing 777-300ER jets &ndas...

    POSTED 7 Oct, 2016 10 Comments

  • The airport lounge with its own whisky bar

    A world-class whiskey bar in an airport lounge? It seems obvious: very modern and Mad Men, something of the moment yet also classic. It’s certainly something you’d expect to find at a major airport in the UK, the USA or perhaps Japan – but not at Zurich, northern hub for the ...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2016 4 Comments

  • Swiss, Breitling team up for Navitimer Boeing 777 watch

    The Navitimer is Breitling's cornerstone chronograph and a perennial go-to when special editions are called for. And with Breitling partnering with Swiss to become the airline's 'Official On-Board Timekeeper' and Swiss looking for a unique way to celebrate the debut of its new flagship...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2016 5 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss see more Aussie flyers via Singapore, Hong Kong

    Lufthansa and Swiss expect to fly more Australians to Europe via Singapore and Hong Kong this year on the back of new Boeing 777 services and a joint venture with Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines. The two airlines already count Australia as the largest market to which they don't actually...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2016 25 Comments

  • Swiss flies Boeing 777 to Hong Kong from mid-April, Bangkok in July

    Swiss will upgrade its daily Hong Kong flights to the airline's newest Boeing 777-300ER from mid-April, with Bangkok to follow in July The move will showcase Swiss' latest first class and business class to Asian and Asia-bound travellers, with both premium cabins updated from the route's older A...

    POSTED 10 Feb, 2016 12 Comments

  • New Swiss first, business class, Senator lounges at Zurich Airport

    Swiss has opened all-new first class, business class and Senator lounges at Zurich Airport's Terminal E, and they're – well, they're so very Swiss! Which is a good thing, of course: who doesn't love the woods, the warmth, the fabrics and light and palette of Swiss design? So, feast yo...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2016 6 Comments

  • Inside the swish new Swiss Boeing 777-300ER

    The new year is off to a stylish start with Swiss taking delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER, which touched down at Zurich Airport today after its inaugural flight from the Boeing 777 factory north of Seattle. With five sister aircraft to follow by August, and then three more during 2017...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2016 32 Comments

  • Swiss trials inflight phone calls on its Boeing 777

    Swiss is the latest airline to join the sky-high surfing set, with three inflight data packages offered on its new Boeing 777-300ER – and, in what may prove a contentious move, there's also the option to make phone calls. This is something that most airlines have resisted, some to the poin...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2016 7 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines to tempt Aussies with joint Lufthansa, Swiss flights

    Singapore Airlines will chase an even greater share of the Australian market this year through its joint venture with Lufthansa and Swiss, which is intended to offer more flexible flight times and better connections on key European routes. The three Star Alliance members hope to adjust their sch...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2016 2 Comments

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