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Iberia to introduce Premium Economy on SA route


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Iberia has announced that it will introduce Premium Economy on its flights between Johannesburg and Madrid, between April and October next year.

Features of the new premium economy class include 20% more separation between rows, five additional centimetres seat width, 40% more seatback recline, adjustable headrests and reclining footrests, and a larger luggage allowance There are also adjustable headrests and reclining footrests, 20cm full-HD screens, noise-cancelling headphones, and connection points for personal electronic devices.

The flights will be operated by an A330-300, with in-flight services including a welcome drink, special menu, table linen, and a personalised toiletries kit. Premium economy passengers will also be allowed two pieces of luggage, at 23kg each (instead of one), and will have priority boarding and disembarkation as well as special check-in counters at Madrid airport.

The new, separate seating class is already available on the airline’s flights from Madrid to Bogota, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Lima, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Panama City, Quito, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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