Lufthansa passengers on long-haul flights are becoming familiar with a new travel experience – in Premium Economy Class. In comparison to Economy Class, it offers significantly more comfort as well as numerous extras on the ground and in the air. With its persuasive price, Lufthansa Premium Economy Class is an attractive option for both private and business travellers. The first flights took off in December 2014, with the seats set to be available on all long-haul routes from around August 2015.
More personal space
Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet is gradually being fitted with the specially developed Premium Economy Class seat. Passengers will be able to make themselves especially comfortable in this seat – depending on the aircraft type it will be up to three centimetres wider than the Economy Class seat, the backrest will recline farther and the seat pitch will be bigger. More privacy is provided by a separate, wide armrest at each seat and a central console between the seats. Altogether passengers will enjoy up to 50% more space.
Adjustable footrests from the second row and leg-rests with integrated footrests in the front row offer additional comfort. The headrest has adjustable wings and will offer comfortable support while the passenger sleeps. Practical details at the seat such as a bottle holder, power outlet and plenty of storage space for personal items will also contribute to a relaxing and enjoyable journey.
The emphasis placed on comfort and high-quality materials in the new cabin design has been proven even before the first flight departed – this year Lufthansa’s Premium Economy Class seat won a prestigious Red Dot Award in the product design category.
Premium Economy tickets offer a second item of baggage weighing up to 23 kilograms, so each passenger will enjoy double the free baggage allowance of Economy passengers. Passengers also have the option, for a fee, of enjoying the facilities in almost all of the Lufthansa Business Lounges before their departure, or in Frankfurt they can relax in the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge after landing.
On board, too, Premium Economy Class passengers can expect an enhanced service: a welcome drink, a bottle of water and a travel accessories kit. Meals will be chosen from a menu and served on specially-designed china tableware.
Extensive in-flight entertainment is available on individual 11- or 12-inch touchscreen monitors.
Retrofitting the fleet
The new class will be fitted between Business and Economy, visually separated from both.
From the end of April 2015, the A380 fleet will begin flying between Frankfurt and Delhi, Houston, Johannesburg, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai and Singapore.
Premium Economy Class can be booked now, with attractive launch offers available.
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