BASEL — SWISS passengers will be able to stretch out in total comfort in the airline’s new Premium Economy Class, coming in spring 2021.
Designed to strengthen its position as a premium air carrier, the new cabin will at first be available in a 24-seat section on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. In the medium term, the new travel product will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet.
In total, SWISS will be investing some CHF 40 million to install the new seating class on its Boeing 777 fleet.
For Economy Class travellers seeking more inflight comfort, Premium Economy will offer a new air travel experience, says the carrier. It 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,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, SWISS’ Chief Commercial Officer.
The new Premium Economy is in direct response to a growing demand for an air travel product between Economy and Business Class, said SWISS. The decision to offer the new seating class has also been encouraged by the positive experiences with a similar product at Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, SWISS’ sister companies within the Lufthansa Group.
SWISS will embark on the cabin conversion work required in winter 2020/21, and the new Premium Economy Class will be available from spring 2021.