Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have agreed to sell advanced seat reservations through Amadeus’ GDS.
Travel agents in 63 countries including the UK can now book seat reservations in economy class for a fee with the two airlines, either on domestic or European routes.
Charges will vary depending on whether the client books a standard seat or an exit row seat with extra legroom.
“We know that comfort is important to travellers, and this new product will offer our customers greater flexibility and choice to personalise their journey so that they can rest assured they’ll be in their favourite seat whenever they fly with us,” said the airline’s VP IT development commercial Günter Friedrich.
“Our partnership with Amadeus means that we will be able to provide our customers with a consistent experience and level of choice, however they shop for and book their flight,” he added.