SWISS has premium plans for long-haul fleet

By Andy Hoskins, published 15/03/2019

Swiss International Air Lines is investing around £30million in installing a new premium economy class on its long-haul aircraft.

The new product will take to the skies in spring 2021, with the airline responding to “growing demand for an air travel product between economy and business class”.

In a statement from the airline, it says it has “also been encouraged by the positive experiences with such a product at Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines”, its sister airlines.

The product will initially be installed on its B777-300ERs before being rolled out across its entire long-haul fleet.

Each aircraft will feature 24 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. Seats will be 10% wider than in economy and have 20% greater pitch and 25% more recline.

“All in all, our premium economy class travellers will enjoy a substantially stronger sense of personal space,” says Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS’s Chief Commercial Officer.