SWISS to auction off Economy Class seats for a good cause

SWISS is teaming up with online auction house Ricardo to auction off its Economy Class seats that are surplus to requirements following the installation of its new Premium Economy Class. The auction proceeds will be donated to the Pigna Foundation, one of SWISS’s long-standing charity partners.

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is currently replacing some of the Economy Class seats on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with the new seating that has been specially developed for its new Premium Economy Class cabin. SWISS has now teamed up with online auction house Ricardo to auction off these surplus seats, with the proceeds going to charity.

From today and for the next four weeks, three-seat sets of the surplus Economy Class seating together with attractive further items will be sold on Ricardo to the highest bidders. The seat sets sold will also be provided with a personalized nameplate for their new owners.

All the proceeds from these auction sales will be donated by SWISS to the Pigna Foundation. SWISS’s long-standing charity partner, which is based in Kloten, offers people with disabilities a place to live and work along with care and support that are tailored to their needs. The work performed by the people at Pigna includes reprocessing the reusable headphones that are provided for travellers on SWISS flights. For further information (in German) on the Pigna Foundation, visit

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