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Austrian takes off with second long haul cabin

Austrian takes off with second long haul cabin

After completing a successful test flight and gaining official approval from aviation authorities, the second Austrian long-haul aircraft to feature the company’s completely remodelled long-haul cabin, a Boeing 777 bearing the identification code OE-LPA and named Sound of Music has embarked on its maiden flight. 

Economy Class screens now 9-inch instead of 6.5-inch to 9 inch to date (depending on aircraft type); Business Class screens 15-inch instead of 5 to 10.4-inch to date (depending on aircraft type)

The new fittings mean passengers travelling Economy Class on long-haul flights will have the opportunity to enjoy an entirely new level of seating comfort.

In Business Class, meanwhile, the new seats will offer a persuasive mix of intuitive operation, a built-in massage function, and extra storage space. The excellent standard of reclining comfort offered to passengers by the new seats is thanks to their innovative combination of an air cushion system and the option to convert them into full-flat beds.

The new cabin in the Boeing 777 offers space for a total of 308 passengers, with 260 people in the Economy Class section and 48 in Business Class. An all-new inflight entertainment system offers a wide choice of the latest films, ensuring passengers enjoy non-stop inflight entertainment. And as before, the award-winning DO&CO service, with its inflight chef feature, will be provided for passengers’ culinary pleasure.


Austrian Airlines is converting its entire long-haul fleet, which consists of four aircraft of the Boeing 777 type and six Boeing 767, on a step-by-step basis. One Boeing 767 and from today on, two Boeing 777 are just finished. Around 1.1 million customers travel long-haul with Austrian Airlines on 5,500 flights every year.