Germanwings launches extra legroom seats

31 May 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary Germanwings has installed new seating across its fleet, with the first ten rows of the aircraft now offering extra legroom available at a surcharge of €15.

Seats within the new Best Seat zone offer a seat pitch of 32 inches (compared to the normal 29 inches), and can be booked for a €15 surcharge (one-way) on top of the carrier’s Basic fare.

However the newly available Best fare itself only costs €15 extra - and includes one piece of checked luggage and an onboard snack and drink as well as the improved seating – so Germanwings is clearly encouraging passengers to opt in to the bundled product.

The new seating is now available across the carrier’s fleet of A319 aircraft. Images of the new seating have been posted on Germanwing's facebook page here and here - Business Traveller will publish further images both on this article and on our sister website when available.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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