September 7, 2017
Austrian Airlines Begins Installing Premium Economy
Austrian Airlines is the latest carrier to introduce a Premium Economy cabin. Premium Economy shouldn’t be confused with Economy class with extra legroom seating, it’s an entirely different product. It’s typically a distinct cabin located behind Business Class. The seats are wider and offer more legroom than Economy, passengers get more amenities than Economy, and food service is a step above Economy. Checkout my Air France Premium Economy review to get an idea.
Austrian Airlines will begin retrofitting all its 12 long-haul Boeing 767 and 777 aircraft with Premium Economy shortly. Customers can already start booking Premium Economy on eligible flights operating on March 6, 2018 an onwards.
While the exact dimensions will vary by aircraft, Austrian says the new seats will offer up to 38 inches of pitch. The seats also come with power adapters and USB outlets. Passengers will be given an amenity kit and an extra 23 kg baggage allowance. Overall this looks very similar to Lufthansa’s Premium Economy, which makes sense since they’re part of the same airline group. How much of a extra would you pay to fly Premium Economy over Economy?
H/T: Runaway Girl Network