Swiss to introduce premium economy class in 2021

Swiss International Air Lines will introduce a new premium economy class on its long-haul aircraft fleet in the spring of 2021.

The new class will initially be available in a 24-seat section of the carrier’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Moving forward, the product will be extended to the entire Swiss long-haul fleet.

Swiss will be investing some CHF40 million (US$39 million) on installing the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet.

“The travel class will feature a newly developed seat providing extensive legroom and movement.

“All in all, our premium economy class travellers will enjoy a substantially stronger sense of personal space,” confirmed Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Swiss chief commercial officer.

By introducing the new travel class, Swiss is responding to a growing demand for an air travel product between economy and business class.

The decision to offer the new seating class was also encouraged by the positive experiences with a similar product on Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, Swiss’ sister companies within the Lufthansa Group.

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