Review of SWISS flight Nice Zurich in Business

Airline SWISS
Flight LX563
Class Business
Seat 4C
Aircraft Airbus A220-300
Flight time 01:21
Take-off 27 Mar 22, 10:05
Arrival at 27 Mar 22, 11:26
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Published on 13th April 2022

swiss lx 563 nice - zurich airbus a220-300

Swiss uses mostly new Airbus A220-300s and -100s on its flights to the French Riviera. These have been joining the Swiss national airline's fleet since 2017. On my flight the HB-JCO was used, which was delivered to Swiss on 02.07.2018 with the serial number 55033. The A220-300 has 145 seats (30 Business / 115 Eco). The seat quality is very good. On the -300 I noticed that the first 3 rows of seats have a slightly larger distance to the front seat.

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It is always a pleasure to experience Business Class on Swiss. Even on the comparatively short European routes, the good service is among the best.

I arrived at the gate punctually at boarding time. I immediately noticed that there were a lot of people waiting. I guessed that the flight was full and I was right. A little later, boarding started via a gangway. According to the regulations, the business class guests were allowed to enter the aircraft through the gate first. When I arrived at the aircraft, I was greeted warmly by the crew. At my seat - obligatory for a Swiss Business Class - the mineral water and refreshment towel were already waiting. Always a great gesture. 

A new type of seat has been installed on Swiss A220 aircraft. This seat clearly stands out visually from all other previous aircraft seats and the design is innovative and very functional. It is the EC00 - ZIMunique Economy Class seat from ZIM Flugsitz Manufaktur in Markdorf (D). Especially the construction and mounting of the table, as well as the silver aluminium strip around the backrest provide a high-quality look. The brown covers with perforated leather also stand out. In my opinion, this is currently the best aircraft seat available on short and medium-haul routes.

The entertainment system on the A220 aircraft is of course not comparable with a Swiss long-haul, but also not with the previously proven Swiss A32x. Each row of seats has a small mini-display on the ceiling. This is located directly next to the reading lights and the air vents. The display shows information on the flight progress, for example. But unfortunately the display is far too small - a minus point for the A220 in my opinion. 

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Of course, the catering on a Swiss Europe Business Class flight is one of the highlights. Since I booked the early morning flight and the flight was only relatively short, two sandwiches (tuna and cheese) were served. These were very fresh and delicious. This was accompanied by the usual drinks service for all kinds of beverages. The whole thing was served on rectangular, white porcelain dishes. I think this is an excellent combination. Clear shapes, excellent food, absolutely obliging crew. Pure Swissness!

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I arrived in Zurich on time and rested. Once again we took an outside position and, as is usual for Swiss Business Class flights in Zurich, a small Business Class bus is waiting for the guests first. This enhances the Swiss Business Class product and, above all, saves the valued passenger valuable minutes on arrival. Incredibly great and above all incredibly decelerating! Keep it up, Swiss!

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Cabin crew10.0

Nice - NCE


Zurich - ZRH



Swiss has an excellent business product on European flights with very good service, advanced catering and attractive prices.

Information on the route Nice (NCE) Zurich (ZRH)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 15 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Nice (NCE) → Zurich (ZRH).


The airline with the best average rating is SWISS with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 17 minutes.

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    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5893 Comments

    Hi Cristobal_Swiss, thanks for sharing this first report here with us! Nice pics and good description!
    I also love the look of the SWISS A220 cabin. The seats are very chic--the only thing missing is in-seat USB power, which is becoming more are more popular on newer aircraft. It would also be nice to have some streaming IFE to personal devices, but I do appreciate SWISS's small overhead screens. I thought it was a shame that AF opted not to include the screens on their new A220s. The catering looks good for such a short flight, as one would expect from SWISS.

    Thanks for sharing and welcome to Flight-Report! I look forward to future reviews

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