MARCH 1ST, 2017
Iberia Brings Forward Launch of New “Premium Economy” Class in Latin America
Iberia has decided to move forward the launch of its new Premium Economy seating class on some flights between Spain and Latin America.
Bogota in May and Mexico City in June will become the first Latin American destinations where the intermediate seating class will be available, some five months ahead of the original schedule.
Passengers flying Iberia to or from New York and Chicago can book the new seats for travel as of 1 May. For Miami the service will begin in July, and for Boston in August. Before the summer season of 2018, Premium Economy seats will be available on all Iberia routes on which it operates Airbus A340/600s, A330s, to be followed in 2018 by the fleet of A350s.
More Comfort, More Room, More Luggage
Iberia’s Premium Economy seats, which have been on sale since January, have multiple advantages over normal Economy:
20% more separation between rows (94 cm. vs. 78.7 cm. in Economy)
Wider seats: 48 cm.
Seats reclining 40% more (7” vs. 5”)
More comfort: adjustable headrests and footrests
Better Entertainment: With 12” full high-definition video display screen (vs. 9” screen in normal Economy), noise-cancelling earphones, and ports for connecting personal devices
Special in-flight service: a welcoming drink, upgraded food service, table linen, and personalised toilet kits
More luggage: two suitcases instead of one, and priority at check-in counters, as well as in boarding and leaving the aircraft.