From Amman to Zurich: SWISS Fleet Now at Full Strength

From Amman to Zurich: SWISS Fleet Now at Full Strength
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SWISS has this week announced that it’s last aircraft in storage in Amman has come back to it’s base in Zurich, with the airline now being at full strength once again.

It is understood the final aircraft was HB-IJO, one of the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft that has been sat in Jordan for around three years.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

From Amman to Zurich: SWISS Fleet Now at Full Strength…

From Amman to Zurich: SWISS Fleet Now at Full Strength
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HB-IJO departed Amman as LX5183 at 1243 local time on December 17 and landed into Zurich at 1536 local time that same day.

Since then, the aircraft has operated a range of commercial flights around Europe, showing how needed that aircraft is for SWISS.

Around 25 aircraft in total were put in storage in the Jordanian airport, with all of them now back in commercial service.

SWISS Head of Technical Fleet Management Claus Bauer said the following on this milestone:

“We are delighted to welcome the last of our Jordan-stored aircraft back to our flight operations and return our working fleet to full size”.

“Our specialists have made huge efforts over the last few months to ensure that every one of our stored aircraft was brought back to Zurich in faultless technical condition.”

“It’s been a massive undertaking for everybody involved in which every detail counts.”

Now that all aircraft are out of Amman, all eyes will be on how SWISS performs now following the uptick in demand received for the Winter 2023 season, as well as the upcoming Summer season in 2024.

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