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Lufthansa Premium Economy Class now bookable on China Routes

May 21, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Lufthansa announces that its brand new Premium Economy Class is now bookable on China routes. Passengers from Beijing (LH720, LH721) and Hong Kong (LH796, LH797) can now book Premium Economy Class seats on flights to Lufthansa’s leading European hub Frankfurt.

Starting from the 2014 winter schedule, which will be effective from December 10th, 2014, passenger can experience this new product on board. Lufthansa’s southern hub Munich will start its operation of new Premium Economy Class to Shanghai (LH726, LH727) and Hong Kong (LH730, LH731) from Jan 28th, 2015, which is bookable from today onwards as well.

“Although there are still a few months to go, I am very happy to announce already now the China launch of Premium Economy Class. It’s a brandnew cabin concept, which will bring our passengers more comfort and create a new travel experience at an affordable price. With the deployment of Premium Economy Class, Lufthansa is able to offer a 4-cabin product, including First, Business, Economy and Premium Economy Class in China, which fully meets the expectation of all kinds of travelers. This will make us even more competitive in China market. ”explains Juerg Christen, Managing Director Greater China, Lufthansa German Airlines. “Now, the preparation are in full swing and, as of December, among the first routes equipped with the new Premium Economy will be from Frankfurt to Hong Kong and Beijing operated by the Boeing 747-800 with 32 seats of each flight. By summer 2015 all the flights to China will feature the new Premium Economy Class.”

Compared to the Economy Class seats, the seats of Premium Economy Class are up to 3 centimeters wider and provide greater privacy as well as approximately 10 centimeters more room at the side thanks to each seat having its own wide armrest and a center console between the seats. The back rest can be reclined further and the seat pitch is a significantly more spacious 38 inches, or 97 centimeters. As a result, passengers have around one-and-a-half times as much room as Economy Class. Furthermore, Premium Economy Class travelers are allowed to have two pieces of free baggage which is twice as much as in Economy Class, with each weighing up to 23 kilograms. For an extra 25 Euro, they can also enjoy the comfort of the Lufthansa Business Lounges before departure.

Together with Swiss International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa group currently operates 83 weekly flights from 6 Chinese destinations to Europe. More information of Premium Economy, please visit: premium-economy.lufthansa.com

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