Edelweiss to modernize its fleet with Airbus A350-900

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Edelweiss is acquiring six Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which will join its fleet on a staggered basis starting in 2025, replacing the five existing Airbus A340-300s.

The first four aircraft, previously operated by LATAM Airlines, will initially have 339 seats: 246 seats in Economy Class, 63 in Economy Max and 30 in Business Class.

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Due to worldwide material shortages and reduced maintenance & engineering capacities, the first four aircraft will initially operate in the original operator’s configuration with slight modifications to the cabin and Edelweiss design. Edelweiss will install a completely new cabin configuration with new seats and interior design at a later date.

According to current planning, the first Airbus A350-900 in the Edelweiss design will arrive in Zurich in summer 2025 and will be deployed on Edelweiss’ entire long-haul network. This includes over 20 holiday destinations in North, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Indian Ocean.

Edelweiss CEO Bernd Bauer: “The modernisation of the long-haul fleet is a milestone in Edelweiss’ almost 30-year history. Edelweiss will thus operate one of the youngest long-haul fleets in Europe from 2026.”

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