13.03.2018

Premium Economy Now Available on All Austrian Airlines Long-Haul Flights

  • Successful technical upgrade on all 11 long-haul aircraft
  • Additional service, more legroom and more free baggage in the new travel class
  • A total of 228 Premium Economy seats were installed

The installation of Austrian’s new Premium Economy Class has been completed and passengers can now enjoy the new travel class with all its advantages. All eleven long-haul aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet were refitted and now include the new travel class. A total of 228 Premium Economy seats were installed. The twelfth long-haul jet, which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet in the spring of 2018, will also be equipped with Premium Economy.

The Premium Economy seats produced specially for the Lufthansa Group are supplied by the aircraft seat manufacturer ZIM and provide passengers with plenty of legroom based on seat spacing of up to 38 inches. Additional footrests are designed to take the strain off passengers’ legs during a long flight and the central armrest, with fold-out table between the seats and a personal, broad armrest for every guest, enables greater privacy and more room on the side. Furthermore, every seat is equipped with its own power outlet and USB port. 

Added service in the new travel class

The new Premium Economy Class offers much more than merely a comfortable seat. Passengers in the new travel class can check in two pieces of luggage at no charge, each with an allowable weight of up to 50 lbs. Travelers can conveniently select their favorite food from the menu card, and the food is served on porcelain dishes. Moreover, every passenger in this travel class receives a small amenity kit with useful travel accessories to ensure a restful stay on board. Premium Economy passengers enjoy the extensive in-flight entertainment program on large 12-inch touchscreen monitors.

Further information about Austrian Airlines’ Premium Economy Class can be found at: http://premium-economy.austrian.at/en/

Austrian Airlines in the U.S. and Canada
Austrian Airlines provides its customers with a route network of roughly 130 destinations worldwide. Passengers can travel nonstop to Vienna from its North American gateways in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, Toronto and Washington DC.
In Vienna, Austrian Airlines offers time-saving connections and access to over 100 destinations across Europe. The route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe: With 35 destinations, Austrian Airlines is the market leader throughout these regions. Thanks to its favorable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.