- Joe Breitfeller
Austrian Airlines Expands Boeing 777 Premium Economy on Long-Haul Routes
Austrian Airlines will expand their B777 Premium Economy Class offer on long-haul flights to 40 seats per aircraft, adding a total of 144 seats. Since being introduced in 2018, the carrier’s Premium Economy Class has become popular with both business and leisure travelers.
On Wednesday (October 5, 2022), Austrian Airlines announced an expansion of their popular Premium Economy Class cabin on all six of their Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft. Each aircraft will see an increase from 24 to 40 Premium Economy Class seats. Since being introduced in 2018, Austrian’s Premium Economy product has been enjoying increasing popularity with both leisure and business travelers. In addition to the comfort seat, made exclusively for the Lufthansa Group, Premium Economy passengers can check two pieces of luggage (up to 23 kg.) free of charge, and also enjoy an onboard multi-course menu created by Do&Co.
In Wednesday’s announcment, Austrian Airlines’ CCO, Michael Trestl, said,
“By modifying our long-haul fleet, we are meeting the growing demand for more travel comfort. We look forward to welcome even more guests in our Premium Economy Class.”
In addition to the Premium Economy expansion, Austrian Airlines’ Boeing 777 fleet Economy Class will also be expanded by 14 seats per aircraft. The aircraft modifications will start in early 2023, and by May 2023, all of the carrier’s B777s will offer the new seating configuration.
Source: Austrian Airlines