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.