Thursday, 7 September 2017

Austrian Airlines Introduce Premium Economy

Austrian Airlines is introducing its new Premium Economy travel class for flights starting on March 6, 2018.  Of course, the centrepiece for the new Premium Economy service is the new seat which aims at providing passengers with even more comfort on their journey compared to regular Economy Class seats.

The first of the airlines  Boeing 767 aircraft started being fitted out yesterday and the airlines plan to have all eleven long-haul aircraft gradually be refitted by March next year.  Austrian Airlines twelth long -haul aircraft arrives in the spring and will also feature the new premium economy seats.

“The new Premium Economy Class is an important milestone in our strategy aimed at linking the issue of individualization with quality. The customer can individually choose the travel class according to her or his 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”, says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. In particular, the new Premium Economy Class is designed to appeal to passengers who want to afford more service and a higher level of comfort on flights to their holiday destinations as well as price-conscious companies whose employees should travel in comfort on business trips. 

Read more about the new service.


The new Premium Economy Class at a glance: 
• New seat with a broader seat surface and generous seat 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 23 kg free baggage 
• High-quality food selection with menu card 
• Welcome drink 
• Amenity kit with useful travel accessories 

The 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 on a long flight. The central armrest with fold-out table between the seats and a personal, broad armrest for every passenger enables more privacy and more room on the side. In addition, every seat is equipped with its own power outlet and USB port. 

The new Premium Economy Class offers much more than a considerably more 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 23 kilograms before being pampered on board with culinary delights. Travelers conveniently select their favorite food from the menu card, and the food is served on china dishware. Moreover, every passenger in this travel class is given a small amenity kit with useful travel accessories to ensure a restful stay on board. Premium Economy passengers enjoy the extensive in-flight entertainment programme on large 12-inch touchscreen monitors. 



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