Lufthansa has introduced their new Premium Economy Class available on flights December or later. Designed to offer improved comfort, the new Class caters to the leisure or business traveler. Delight yourself to a relaxing experience while you indulge in more personal space and extra amenities.
During a press conference Jens Bischof, CCO & Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board in charge of Sales, Product and Marketing, emphasized the significance of the new class. “Our Premium Economy Class will create a completely new travel experience.” The airline is now in position to align the company in the premium segment within the international competitive environment.
The brand’s fleet of Boeing 747-8s will be the first to be fitted with the new Premium Economy seats and ready for December of this year. It is expected that all aircrafts in Lufthansa’s fleet will be retrofitted to fly the winter of 2014/2015. Covering international flights, the airline’s timetable will reflect the following destinations, from Frankfurt: Beijing, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Washington D.C. The airline also announced that flyers can expect their first Airbus 340-600 with the Premium Economy Class to be available by the end of January 2015. It will take off from Munich to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. By late summer 2015 the entire long-haul fleet will be fitted with the Premium Economy Class.
A Review of the New Class Benefits
Travelers are allowed to check in two bags, each weighing up-to 23 kg, free of charge.
More Personal Space:
Designed to offer up to 50% more space, the elite traveler will appreciate the “German engineered” seats which are wider compared to that found in the typical economy class. The backrest can be reclined to a significant 38 inches, and there is more room at the sides with a wider arm rest. These small details bids more comfort and privacy for the passenger.
Exclusivity & Premium Amenities:
As a Premium Economy Class traveler, you can enjoy almost all the benefits of the Lufthansa Business Lounges and the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge in Frankfurt. An enhanced service awaits the Premium passenger on board as they are greeted with a high-quality amenity kit. Also, guests now have the ability to navigate the extensive flight entertainment program using a 12 inch touch screen monitor or with the controller that can be used for video games.
For more information on Premium Economy Class seating and flights, contact your Forest Travel Advisor at 1-800-432-2132