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Iberia To Introduce Premium Economy Product
Iberia announced Thursday that they will be introducing a new premium economy product on their Airbus A330-300, A340-600, and yet-to-be-delivered A350 aircraft beginning in summer 2017. The airline has said the first routes with the new product will be Madrid to Bogota, Chicago, Lima, and Buenos Aires.
The new product will be in a 2-3-2 configuration.
According to Iberia, the new seats will have 37 in. of pitch, almost 19 in. of width and more than 7 in. of recline. They will also feature a 12 in. personal television and adjustable headrests and footrests. Premium economy will come standard with noise-cancelling headphones, a blanket, a pillow, and an amenity kit.
Iberia is owned by IAG, also the parent company of British Airways, which already has a premium economy product. Iberia also has a transatlantic joint venture with American Airlines, who announced their premium economy product earlier this year and recently debuted it out on the 787-9.
According to One Mile At A Time, the seats won’t be eating into the current economy cabin, but will be taking a chunk out of business class. The airline will take out seven business class seats on the A330-300 and will replace them with 21 premium economy seats. On the A340-600, 23 premium economy seats will replace 10 business class seats. The configuration for their A350s has not yet been announced.
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