Passengers will be able to enjoy that extra comfort on China Airlines (CAL) and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, when the Premium Economy Class service is introduced on selected Asian routes.
The service starts from December 1 on flights between Kaohsiung and Manila, Kaohsiung and Seoul as well as Taipei and Yangon. Surcharge for a Premium Economy Class upgrade is NT$1,000 (US$30) one way. Customers in the Premium Economy Class, which will be available on Embraer E190 jets, can expect priority luggage service, inflight seat selection in the first or second row, a choice of reading materials, and selected wines and gourmet main-course meals.
Recently, CAL repitched the Business Class seats in some of its Boeing B747-400 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The A330 Business Class was refitted to 30 seats with a 63-inch seat pitch and 166-degree recline angle, and these refitted planes operate primarily between Taipei and Abu Dhabi, Vienna, Sydney, Brisbane, Delhi, Tokyo and Hawaii. In the B747 aircraft which operates between Taipei and Los Angeles, the Business Class was refitted to 49 seats with a seat pitch extending to 60 inches and a 140-degree recline angle.