Premium economy rolled out cross Austrian Airlines’ entire wide-body fleet


Austrian Airlines has completed the installation of its new premium economy class on its long-haul fleet of five B777-200ERs and six B767-300ERs, which amounts to 228 seats in total. The airline will receive a further long-haul aircraft in spring 2018, which will also be equipped with premium economy product.

The seats are a customized model developed for the Lufthansa Group by aircraft seat manufacturer, ZIM Flugsitz, with features including footrests, a central armrest with fold-out table, personal armrests for every passenger, 12in IFE, power outlets and USB ports. Further benefits of upgrading to premium economy include a 38in seat pitch (standard economy is 30in), the option to check in two pieces of luggage of up to 23kg each at no charge, upgraded catering, and amenity kits.

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