Posted on: 18 March 2019 by Alexander Preston
SWISS is to introduce a new Premium Economy Class on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021, beginning with a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
In the medium term, it will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet.
SWISS will be investing some CHF 40 million in installing the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet. The additional class of travel will supplement the three existing classes – First, Business and Economy.
Premium Economy Class will feature a newly developed seat providing extensive legroom and movement. “All in all, our Premium Economy Class travellers will enjoy a substantially stronger sense of personal space,” confirmed Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS’s chief commercial officer.
The decision to offer the new seating class has been encouraged by the positive experiences with such a product at Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, SWISS’s sister companies within the Lufthansa Group.