Additional routes will be added this summer, once Lufthansa has refitted more of its Airbus A340-600 aircraft.
“The new premium economy class offers significantly more space, comfort and many added benefits. To date, booking levels have significantly exceeded our expectations. That shows that we are meeting the requirements of many business and leisure travellers,” said Thomas Kluhr, member of the Lufthansa board.
The new premium economy seats are up to 3cm wider than economy class seats, and each has its own broad armrest, which provides about 10cm more space at the side. The seat pitch of 97cm is almost 17cm greater than in economy class. Other seat features include a bottle holder, power socket and storage space for personal items.
In terms of price, Lufthansa says the average premium economy fare is “closer to the economy fare than… business class”.
The new cabin is currently being rolled out across Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet.