Qantas has announced that it will introduce the premium economy cabin on its services to Tokyo and Frankfurt as it retrofits six Boeing 747-400s with the new seats.
“Qantas currently offers premium economy on services to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Buenos Aires. Increased demand for this product, particularly from our leisure travellers, means we are now rolling premium economy out on another two Qantas routes,” said CEO Alan Joyce.
Premium economy will be offered on the Sydney-Tokyo route from October this year, while it will be available on services to Frankfurt February next year. The premium economy seat features a 22cm seat recline and a 40in (102cm) pitch, and is wider at 48.5cm. Passengers also enjoy priority check-in, dedicated cabin crew, an additional baggage allowance and priority boarding and disembarkation.