Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has announced it will introduce a new premium economy class on its long-haul aircraft fleet from spring 2021.

The additional class will initially be available in a 24-seat cabin on Swiss’s Boeing 777-300ER before rolling out to the airline’s entire long-haul fleet in a CHF40 million (£30.6 million) investment.

Swiss says it is introducing the new class in response to a growing demand for a mid-way product between economy and business class. It is also following on from the reported success of the cabins on Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights.

Swiss’s chief commercial officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour said: “All in all, our Premium Economy Class travellers will enjoy a substantially stronger sense of personal space.”

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