Posted on: 13 September 2017
Austrian Airlines has introduced a premium economy class for long-haul routes, bookable for flights from 6 March 2018.
The refit has begun on the first Boeing 767 and all eleven long-haul aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet will gradually be refitted to include the new travel class. The twelfth long-haul aircraft to be acquired by Austrian Airlines 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 the issue of individualisation 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,” said Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto.
The new premium economy class will feature a new seat supplied by ZIM with a seat spacing of up to 97 cm or 38 inches. The seats will also have footrests, a central armrest with a fold-out table between seats and its own power outlet and USB port. The new class will also provide passengers with an in-flight entertainment programme on 12-inch touchscreen monitors.
Passengers in the new travel class can check in two pieces of luggage at no charge with a weight of 23 kg each and will receive a small amenity kit of travel accessories. Passengers can choose from the menu card with meals served on china dishes.