Swiss Air Lines retrofitting 777s with premium economy cabin

Swiss International Air Lines will operate its first flights with a premium economy cabin next April. The seats are now bookable.

The carrier plans to add the new premium economy cabin to its dozen Boeing 777-300ERs. Swiss said all 12 of the retrofits will be completed by the start of summer 2022 schedules. The cabin class will join Swiss’ existing first-class, business-class and economy cabins.

Premium economy will be available on U.S. flights. Swiss flies the Boeing 777-300 to Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Swiss’ premium economy seats will feature 39 inches of space between rows, compared with 31 inches in economy. Other features of the seat are a fold-out leg rest, a 15.6-inch seatback entertainment screen and seats that are approximately 2 inches wider than economy seats. Premium economy customers will also receive enhanced meal service.

Compared with economy, Swiss said customers will pay $270 to $380 more one-way for premium economy seats.

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