Information received from Nairobi indicates that SWISS, now a member of the Lufthansa Group, has switched to new A330-300 models on their route between Zurich and Nairobi, offering a three-class configuration for passengers. Their previously-used Airbus A330-200 only offered business and economy class cabins, while the newer model also provides a first class cabin with 8 seats.
Presently, the airline is flying 5 times a week between Zurich and Nairobi/Dar es Salaam but reportedly said in a press statement released in Nairobi that plans are underway to go daily from either late this year or early next year. Further information given also spoke of plans to extend at least one of these planned added flights to Mombasa, which would be a bonus for the coastal hotels and resorts, always keen to see extra seats provided and in particular tourist source markets tapped into through scheduled flights, as most other flights to Mombasa are long-haul, inclusive-tour charters. All of SWISS’ current 5 flights per week presently continue from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam.