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Photos: Swiss Unveils First Suites Within Their Long Haul Cabin Redesign 

The redesign includes First Class suites, along with brand-new Business Class cabins

by Rachel Dube

March 9, 2023

Photo: Courtesy of SWISS

Switzerland’s flag carrier, Swiss International Air Lines, has unveiled a completely new cabin redesign, featuring the airline’s first-ever First Class Suite and a new Business Class product. 

The airline’s CEO, Dieter Vranckx, believes “this is the most comprehensive cabin renewal in the company’s history.” Dubbed ‘Swiss Senses,’ the new additions will gradually be incorporated into the fleet from 2025 onwards. 

With a woody, muted color scheme, it feels like a luxury hotel in the sky. Much like Lufthansa’s new first-class update, the First Class Suites are meant to offer guests total privacy. Inside each suite, travelers will find closable, ceiling-high sliding doors. The new suites will install a large table and a sizable personal wardrobe. 

Photo: Courtesy of SWISS

Travelers fortunate enough to fly the First Class suites will also be privy to a massive screen display entertainment system as large as the suite. Wireless charging and heated and cooling seat features are other added benefits. 

Photo: Courtesy of SWISS

Vranckz reaffirms the goal to put the customer experience first. “As a premium airline, we want to pay due and full regard to our customer’s desire for more individuality. And with this extremely high-quality product, we can continue to meet all our high aspirations.”

Business Class Upgrade

Ideal for busy travelers, the remodeled business cabin is entirely new for the airline. Unlike previous cabins, all Business Class seats will now feature direct aisle access. In addition, since the cabin has been designed to help accommodate a variety of traveler needs, it will boast different seat options. 

Photo: Courtesy of SWISS

Double seats for passengers traveling together and selected seats with fully-closed sliding doors for privacy will be welcome additions for travelers onboard Swiss.

In addition, thoughtful touches like heating and cooling seat features and wireless charging will also be available to make the cabin more comfortable for passengers.

Photo: Courtesy of SWISS

Throughout the aircraft, travelers will find a variety of warm, muted, neutral tones meant to convey a sense of calmness for travelers. In addition, materials like claret and anthracite provide a cozy ambiance for travelers hopping onboard long-haul flights.

Human-Centric lighting—meant to help alleviate the effects of jet lag—will also be installed throughout the cabins.  

Photo: Courtesy of SWISS

The upgrades will be added to existing Swiss long-haul cabins and new fleet additions.

Initially, the Swiss Airbus A330-330 aircraft will receive the update, followed by the Boeing 777-300ERs. After that, however, all of the airline’s new Airbus A350-900s will be delivered with the new cabins installed.