SWISS revises cabin refurbishment timetable for A340-300X aircraft

    SWISS is subject to supplier delays for the refurbishment of its Airbus A340-300X aircraft, according to a report citing internal documentation from the carrier (Aargauer Zeitung, 08-Apr-2018). SWISS plans to continue operating five A340-300Xs, with the rest being gradually replaced by Boeing 777-300ERs. SWISS initially planned to complete the refurbishment before summer 2018, however the timetable has been revised to spring 2019. The bulk of delays are reportedly related to implementation of new first class seating.