Swiss has confirmed details of the first routes which will feature its new premium economy seat.
The carrier unveiled its premium economy cabin in June last year, and has now fitted the seat to the first of 12 B777-300ER aircraft.
The first route to feature the seat will be Zurich-Miami from the start of March, followed by San Francisco from mid-April and Sao Paulo from the end of April. All of Swiss’ B777-300ER routes will offer premium economy by the end of May.
Where available the seat is now bookable via the carrier’s reservations systems, and during the introductory phase customers will also be offered the chance to upgrade to the cabin at check-in or at the departure gates, for a fee.
Features of the new cabin include a fixed shell seat manufactured by ZIM, with a 15.6-inch TV screen and fabrics by Bern-based Lantal.
Customers will receive a sustainable amenity kit made from kraft paper, and will also benefit from a welcome drink, a choice of three hot meals, two pieces of checked luggage up to 23kg each, and discounted access to the airline’s Business Lounges at Zurich and Geneva airports, as well as Zurich’s Swiss Arrival Lounge.
Commenting on the news Swiss chief commercial officer Tamur Goudarzi Pour, said:
“Our Swiss Premium Economy Class is a top-quality standout product against our international competitors. And I am delighted that we can now offer our customers this new best-in-class air travel experience.
“Our Premium Economy Class should be especially appealing to travellers who have flown Economy Class to date and would like to enhance their inflight comfort and convenience. So it also helps us strengthen our premium-carrier positioning in the growing leisure travel market.”