Austrian Airlines adds premium economy

Austrian Airlines is introducing a premium economy cabin on all its long-haul routes from March 2018.

The airline is refitting its entire fleet of B767 aircraft, with the new premium economy cabin featuring wider seats with a 38-inch pitch, footrests, 12-inch IFE screens and USB power points.

Passengers will also benefit from a larger checked luggage allowance, amenity kits and enhanced dining.

Tickets for the new class are now on sale for flights from March 6, 2018.

“The new Premium Economy Class is an important milestone in our strategy aimed at linking the issue of individualization with quality,” says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto.

“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.”

The new seat was produced for the Lufthansa Group by aircraft seat manufacturer ZIM.