September 1, 2015 – Long-haul economy class flyers with Airberlin will soon have the option of stretching their legs a little, with the extra 15cm of legroom offered by its XL seats. The airline is fitting 40 XL seats in five rows across its entire long-haul fleet (which comprises A330s).
The XL seats will also be located in the front rows of the cabin, so expectant mothers, those traveling with small children and passengers with physical disabilities, in particular, can board and disembark more quickly. The seats are available for booking on flights from December 1, 2015 for a Euro79.99 surcharge.
Thomas Ney, SVP of hospitality and operations at Airberlin, said: “With the new XL seats, airberlin is expanding its customer-oriented service and product portfolio on long-haul routes. We’re delighted to now offer our passengers on long-haul flights even more comfort, thus further improving our economy class for our customers.”
Below: How the A330 LOPA will look with the XL seats