Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Following the successful installation and the approval granted by the responsible authorities, the first Austrian Airlines long-haul jet – a Boeing 767 with the aircraft registration OE-LAT – took off today on its official maiden flight from Vienna to Chicago featuring the new Premium Economy Class seats. The Premium Economy Class will provide room for a total of 18 passengers in the first refitted jet. Starting in the spring of 2018, passengers can enjoy the benefits of the new travel class. A total of 252 new Premium Economy seats will be installed in all of the airline’s twelve long-haul aircraft up until then.
Core element of the new travel class is the new type of seat which offers passengers greater comfort during their journeys compared to conventional Economy Class. Austrian Airlines passengers can already take advantage of the more comfortable seat starting at EUR 99 per route before the completion of the entire conversion of the aircraft and the start of the Premium Economy Class with all its benefits. At present, Austrian Airlines flight attendants are being successively trained for the new Premium Economy Class product.
The new Premium Economy Class at a glance:
New seat with a broader seat surface and generous seat spacing
Footrest starting in the second row or leg support with integrated footrest in the first row
Always a separate central armrest with fold-out table and cocktail table
12-inch screen with remote control for the in-flight entertainment system
Own power outlet and USB port on the seat
2 x 23 kg free baggage
High-quality food selection with menu card
Amenity kit with useful travel accessories