Swiss converts three B777s to transport extra 36% cargo

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Swiss Air Lines converts three Boeing 777s to transport more cargo in order to meet the high demand from customers such as the Swiss Confederation, cantons and hospitals for medical protection material as efficiently as possible, three Boeing 777 are currently being converted.

Cabin engineers from SWISS Technics removing the Economy Class seats 

Remodelling these aircraft will enable transportation of up to 36 percent more cargo overall. This corresponds to some 12 tonnes more cargo capacity per flight.

This information comes after SWISS’ announcement in late April on considering to remove the Economy Class seating from three of its twelve Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to meet the growing demand for air cargo capacity, wherein more than 800 seats were to be deinstalled at Zurich airport for this purpose.

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