Swiss is adding premium economy to its seating mix, although travellers will have to wait until early 2021 to sample the new seat.
The airline hasn't yet shared photos of its new premium economy pew, but here's what we do know:
- Swiss premium economy will debut on the Boeing 777-300ER fleet from northern spring 2021 and "in the medium term... will be extended to the entire SWISS long-haul fleet"
- Those long-legged Boeing 777-300ER jets will have a compact cabin of 24 premium economy seats, ranked in three rows at an eight-across layout of 2-4-2
- Swiss' premium economy will be 10% wider and have 20% more recline than economy, while legroom will be 20% greater than economy. With the Boeing 777-300ER economy having a 32" pitch, this indicates around a 38" pitch for Swiss premium economy (the same as the premium economy class of parent airline Lufthansa).
Does this mean that Swiss will share a similar seat as Lufthansa? The airlines are striving for commonality, including in their new shared Boeing 777X business class (below).
Approached by Australian Business Traveller for more details on its forthcoming premium economy seat, the airline replied "we can at this stage not provide any details as they are currently still being defined."