Swiss Air Orders CSeries Jets

CBJ — Swiss International Air Lines expects delivery of Bombardier CSeries jets by June and for them to be operational on European routes by the third quarter.

Repeated delays in the CSeries development program have discouraged buyers and left the company strapped for cash.

Bombardier has announced it had completed a series of route trials from the airline’s base in Europe.

Swiss Air is buying a 110-seat model of the fuel-efficient jet to operate on short routes in Europe.

The CS100 has 19-inch-wide seats, larger overhead bins that accommodate a carry-on bag for each passenger, and larger windows than most single-aisle aircraft.