10 DECEMBER 2012
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Coming in somewhat later than a number of carriers (EVA Air was the first carrier to introduce such a product in 1991), Lufthansa is to develop a Premium Economy Class over the next two years.
The airline’s Supervisory Board has approved the investment capital for the introductory project to achieve this. At the beginning of next year, a project group will be formed to manage the introduction and define the precise features of the product as well as a detailed timetable. When the time comes Premium Economy will be installed on the entire intercontinental fleet.
As things stand the move will leave for the most part only the large Gulf area carriers without an upgraded Economy product, although the variance is great with Air New Zealand offering what is effectively Business Class with large non-flat seats, and United with little more than a few inches of extra leg room. www.lufthansa.com
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