Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has agreed to cooperate with the Latvian airline Air Baltic for the upcoming winter period. The partnership aims to further stabilize SWISS's flight schedules and provide greater reliability to its customers' travel plans. The cooperation provides that Air Baltic will operate up to six Airbus A220-300s on behalf of SWISS under a lease agreement.
Air Baltic's Airbus A220-300s have a capacity of 145 seats and are CO2 efficient. SWISS itself operates 21 such liners. Air Baltic will operate flights across the entire SWISS European route network.
Regardless of developments, SWISS will continue to steadily recruit and train more of its own service personnel. The new cooperation with Air Baltic is also seen as an addition to the existing SWISS partnership with Helvetic Airways. With regard to the latter aspect, in addition to the six Helvetic aircraft already in operation year-round on behalf of SWISS, additional — to cover peak periods.
This summer, Air Baltic has already operated flights for other airlines of the Lufthansa group and successfully coped with the task.