· Successful technical upgrading of all eleven long-haul aircraft
· Additional service, more legroom and more free baggage in the new travel class
· A total of 228 Premium Economy seats were installed
The installation of the new Premium Economy Class has been completed and passengers can now enjoy the new travel class with all its advantages. All eleven long-haul aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet were gradually refitted to include the new travel class. A total of 228 Premium Economy seats were installed. The twelfth long-haul jet which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet in the spring of 2018 will also be equipped with Premium Economy.
The Premium Economy seats 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 are designed to take the strain off people’s legs during a long flight. The central armrest with fold-out table between the seats and a personal, broad armrest for every passenger enables greater privacy and more room on the side. Furthermore, 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 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 boards. Premium Economy passengers enjoy the extensive in-flight entertainment program on large 12-inch touchscreen monitors.
Further information about Premium Economy Class can be found at: http://premium-economy.austrian.at/en/