Beginning today, Austrian Airlines passengers can now book a seat in the airline’s new Premium Economy travel class for flights starting on March 6, 2018. This new class will provide passengers with a seat that ensures more comfort on their journey as compared to the regular Economy Class seats.
The first Austrian aircraft that will undergo the refitting will be a Boeing 767. This process will begin today. Austrian Airlines’ long-haul fleet, which consists of 11 aircraft, will gradually be refitted to include the new travel class. Austrian’s twelfth long-haul aircraft, which it will acquire in the spring of 2018, will also be equipped with Premium Economy.
“The new Premium Economy Class is an important milestone in our strategy aimed at linking individualization with quality. The customer can individually choose the travel class according to his or her needs, whether the preference is to fly in a price- conscious manner in Economy Class, treat oneself to a little more service and comfort in Premium Economy or luxury travel in Business Class,” said Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. In particular, the new Premium Economy Class is designed to appeal to passengers who want to experience a higher level of service and comfort on flights to their holiday destinations, as well as price-conscious companies that want their employees to travel with more comfort on business trips.
The new Premium Economy Class at a glance:
• New seat with a broader surface and generous spacing
• Footrest starting in the second row or leg support with integrated footrest in the first row
• Always a separate central armrest with fold-out table and cocktail table
• 12-inch screen with remote control for the in-flight entertainment system
• Own power outlet and USB port on the seat
• 2 x 50 lbs. free baggage
• High-quality food selection with menu card
• Welcome drink
• Amenity kit with useful travel accessories
More space with the new seat
The new Premium Economy seat produced specially for the Lufthansa Group is supplied by the aircraft seat manufacturer ZIM and provides passengers with plenty of legroom based on seat spacing of up to 97 cm or 38 inches. Additional footrests take the strain off the legs during a long flight. The central armrest with fold-out table between the seats and a personal, broad armrest for every passenger allows for more privacy and more room on the side. In addition, every seat is equipped with its own power outlet and USB port.
More service in the new travel class
The new Premium Economy Class offers more than just a comfortable seat. Passengers in the new travel class can check in two pieces of luggage at no charge, each with an allowable weight of up to 50 pounds. Onboard, guests are catered to with a variety of culinary offerings and can conveniently select their favorite food from the menu card. Items are served on china dishware. Moreover, every passenger will receive a small amenity kit with useful travel accessories that will add to a more restful flight. Premium Economy passengers will enjoy an extensive in-flight entertainment program on large 12-inch touchscreen monitors.
Flights with Austrian Airline’s Premium Economy Class can be booked starting today, September 5, 2017. Premium Economy fares range between BusFuente: http://www.austrian.com/