Iberia launches Premium Economy class

Iberia launches Premium Economy class

Starting today, travellers can book tickets in Iberia’s new Premium Economy class, which is being installed progressively on 37 of its long-haul aircraft.

The new, separate seating class will be available starting in May on flights to Chicago and New York, to Miami in August, Boston in September, Bogota in October and Mexico in November.

During 2017, the new seating will be installed on 37 of Iberia’s long-haul aircraft.

Eight Airbus A330-300s will have 21 Premium Economy seats, and 13 Airbus A340-600s will have 23.

The 16 new-generation Airbus A350-900s, scheduled to be delivered after 2018, will come factory-equipped with the new sections.

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Features of the new Premium Economy class include seats that recline 40 per cent more than economy class, bigger video and better audio, and Wi-Fi access.

According to Iberia chief commercial officer, Marco Sansavini: “Our customers have a variety of preferences and priorities, and Iberia is adapting in order to meet all those needs.

“The new Premium Economy is designed to reach a new kind of traveller who seeks enhanced service before and during international flights, but does not wish to elect for Business Class.

“Our fares in the new intermediate class will appeal to a wide cross-section of customers, and the new class of service will be ideal for special trips and celebrations.”

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