November 2022, Virtual
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
German carrier Lufthansa has unveiled its new premium economy class, with an added 50 per cent extra legroom compared to economy.
The new class is part of a €3 billion investment by Lufthansa in cabin and lounge improvements by the end of next year.
The first aircraft with the premium economy will be in service in October with all 106 long-haul aircraft being equipped by the end of 2015.
The new seats will be located in a "clearly identifiable" separate premium economy compartment between business and economy. Each premium economy area will contain between 21 and 52 seats, depending on the aircraft type.
Depending on the aircraft, the seats will be up to three centimetres wider and have approximately ten centimetres more room at the side as each one has its own wide armrest and a centre console between the seats.
Lufthansa is offering introductory offers on routes such as London to Bangalore from £719.
Lufthansa’s general manager UK and Ireland Christian Schindler, said: “Lufthansa will be the first airline worldwide to equip from the out-set its entire long-haul fleet with premium economy seating.
“The new class will be ideal for leisure travellers with a higher budget and business travellers who may be restricted from flying business class,” Schindler added.