Austrian Airlines will launch premium economy across its B767 and B777 fleet which operates medium- and long-haul routes. This follows the introduction of premium economy on Delta and American Airlines, although we feel the best premium economy offering available at the moment can be found on the Norwegian Airlines 787 Dreamliner.
The product will be installed fleet-wide in early 2018 with the installation of 18 seats in its six B767s and 24 in the carrier’s five B777-200s. The premium economy seats and offering is expected to be pretty much the same as parent airline Lufthansa (pictured below).
Austrian Airlines’ planes currently have a two-class configuration; Austrian Business which I reviewed and economy with no first class. Economy on its B777s is configured 10-across 3-4-3. Its parent company views the Vienna-based airline as a value for money carrier whereas Swiss is considered the top flight member. For comparison I have also reviewed Swiss Business Class on their A340.
Austrian Airlines has been adding a number of new long-haul destinations to its routemap and now offers the only non-stop service between Central Europe and the US West Coast.