Iberia’s new premium economy cabin

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Iberia recently presented its first Airbus A340/600 fitted with its new premium economy cabin.

Aircraft already in Iberia’s fleet at its Madrid hangars will be retrofitted, while the A350s on order will come factory-equipped with the new seats.

The airline will have five A340s equipped with the new cabin for the imminent northern hemisphere summer season.

The premium economy cabin will be available on flights to and from Chicago, New York and Bogota in May, Mexico, Madrid and Miami in June, and Boston in August.

By the summer season of 2018, premium economy will be available on all of Iberia’s long-haul routes operating Airbus A340/600s and A330/300s, as well as the Airbus A350s that will join the Iberia fleet starting next year.

Seats in the new cabin feature 20% more separation between seat rows, 48-centimetre wide seats, seven inches of recline, adjustable head and foot rests, full HD 12-inch touch screens, noise-cancelling headphones, and connection ports for personal electronic devices.

Passengers can enjoy a welcome drink, a special menu, table linen, a personalised amenity kit, an additional luggage allowance, and priority checking-in, boarding and exiting the aircraft.