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Austrian Airlines to launch premium economy

Austrian Airlines premium economy seat

Austrian Airlines is to introduce a premium economy cabin from March 6 next year.

Tickets can now be booked for premium economy on all of Austrian Airlines’ long-haul flights.

The carrier has started the process of refiting all 11 of its current Boeing B767 long-haul aircraft with the new cabin. The process will be completed by spring 2018.

While a 12th aircraft, which is due to arrive in spring 2018, will also have the premium economy cabin installed.

Andreas Otto, Austrian’s chief operating officer, said: “The new premium economy class is an important milestone in our strategy aimed at linking the issue of individualisation with quality.

“The customer can individually choose the travel class according to her or his needs, whether the preference is to fly in a price-conscious manner in economy class, treat oneself to a little more service and comfort in premium economy or luxury travel in business class.”

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