Lufthansa to introduce premium economy on longhaul fleet

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Lufthansa is to equip its entire longhaul fleet with premium economy cabins following approval by the German flag-carrier's supervisory board.

"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," says the airline. It adds that the premium economy product is expected to take "about two years" to develop.

"This substantially upgraded economy product will fill the gap between the superior Business Class segment, which features a seat that can be converted into a fully flat bed, on one side and the classic economy class on the other," says Lufthansa. "This will appeal to both leisure travellers seeking additional comfort and business travellers."