BERLIN, March 5 Lufthansa, Germany's
largest airline, unveiled its new premium economy class on
Wednesday, part of a strategy to reinforce its position as a
top-class airline against fast-growing rivals from the Middle
The airline said the new class will be available on
long-haul flights from November on its Boeing 747-8, flying to
destinations such as Washington DC, Los Angeles or Hong Kong.
A return flight will cost on average 600 euros more than a
regular economy ticket.
The airline is investing in its seats to try and catch up
with the levels of comfort offered by rivals like Emirates and
British Airways was one of the first to introduce a
premium economy class on transatlantic flights.