Austrian Airlines adopts Premium Economy

Austrian Airlines has finally followed its owner, Lufthansa and revealed a new premium-economy seat which will be installed on 12 long-haul aircraft. The new product, made by German company ZIM, offers a 34″ seat pitch and a 40-degree adjustable backrest. Austrian will install 252 premium-economy seats on its Boeing 767s and 772’s representing 8% of total seat capacity and costing €15 million ($18 million).

I’m still wondering how long it will be before Swiss takes the same path. One of the only major airlines in Europe that doesn’t offer a PE product is KLM. Even SAS is in the cusp of seeing the benefits but doesn’t have the cash to implement it.

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