SWISS becomes world’s first airline to serve London City with the Bombardier C Series

Bombardier CS100 SWISS Image by Bombardier

SWISS became the first airline in the world to offer commercial flights with the Bombardier C Series aircraft to and from London City Airport.

The first commercial Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Bombardier CS100 flight to London City Airport (LCY) arrived from Zurich at 17:47 (local time London) on 8 August. The advanced and innovative CS100 will henceforth also operate of SWISS’s scheduled services between Zurich and London City. SWISS will also be deploying its Bombardier C Series aircraft on its Geneva-London City route from next summer onwards.

With its short runway and its steep landing approach, London City Airport (LCY) makes particular demands on pilots, who are required to undergo additional training for such operations. As well as the additional pilot training, the aircraft itself has had to be certificated to perform the steep landing approach that service to London City Airport (LCY) requires. The aircraft’s manufacturer, Bombardier of Montreal, Canada, obtained this in April of this year.

— Swiss International Air Lines