Travelers can now book tickets in Iberia´s new Premium Economy class, which is being installed progressively on 37 of its long-haul aircraft, the airline said.
The new, separate seating class will be available starting in May from Madrid to Chicago and New York, from Madrid to Miami in August, and from Madrid to Boston in September. Roundtrip flights in the new class start at USD 1,299.
During 2017 and 2018, the new seating will be installed on 21 of Iberia´s long-haul aircraft. Eight Airbus A330-300s will have 21 Premium Economy seats, and 13 Airbus A340-600s will have 23. The 16 new-generation Airbus A350-900s, scheduled to be delivered after 2018, will come factory-equipped with the new sections.
Features of the new Premium Economy class include more room between rows, wider and more reclinable seats, and improved video and audio, and more.
Additional services include larger luggage allowance, special meal service, a personalised toilet kit, and noise-cancelling earphones.
Iberia flies to more than 125 destinations in 48 countries. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 600 flights each day with a fleet of some 135 aircraft. The airline is a member of the Oneworld Alliance that operates more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries.