Premium Economy

Say a big hello to more of the US from Manchester with Virgin Atlantic

This spring Virgin Atlantic, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, is delighted to announce the expansion of US flights from Manchester. The USA will now be more accessible than ever before, thanks to three brand new direct routes to New York, San Francisco and Boston.

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Air Canada's Premium Economy coming soon to North America

Air Canada will introduce Premium Economy Class and all the great perks that come with it on the 1st July 2017 on selected North American routes. Premium Economy will be available on the Air Canada's Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 787-9, Boeing 787-8 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The Premium Economy experience includes:

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Low-cost LEVEL launches

IAG's low-cost transatlantic airline; LEVEL, have launched their first flights from Barcelona to Los Angeles, operating twice weekly and San Francisco (Oakland), operating three times per week. Additional flights to Punta Cana start on 10th June 2017 and operate twice per week, plus flights to Buenos Aires start on 17th June 2017 and operate three times per week.

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Singapore Airlines new KrisFlyer benefits and rewards

Singapore Airlines has introduced additional perks to its PPS Club program for June 2017. The PPS Club is the most exclusive tier within Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer programme, KrisFlyer.

Among the new benefits exclusive to PPS Club members are the non-expiry of KrisFlyer miles, priority access to Saver Award redemption inventory, and fast track security and immigration clearance at selected airports.

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More comfort, space and luggage with Iberia Premium Economy

Iberia has become the first airline to offer a Premium Economy seating class between Business and Economy on direct flights between Spain and Latin American destinations. Premium Economy will be rolled out across all 37 long-haul aircraft for completion in early 2018. Eight Airbus A330-300s will have 21 Premium Economy seats, and 13 Airbus A340-600s will have 23. The new Premium Economy seats are available for flights in May to and from Chicago and New York, in August to Miami and in September to Boston.

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American Airlines new Premium Economy

You can now travel in Premium Economy on select international routes with American Airlines on their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 fleet. American Airlines will continue to add Premium Economy to additional routes and their existing fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs, 777-200ERs, 787-8s and Airbus A330s over the next three years.

Premium Economy features:

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Cathay Pacific to boost Manchester to Hong Kong route

Cathay Pacific plan to expand its existing Manchester to Hong Kong service to daily flights from early December 2017 due to rising demand. Cathay has already recently announced an increase in its existing Manchester to Hong Kong service from four to five flights per week this 2nd June. From June onwards, an A350-900 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on all flights from Manchester, offering the airline’s newest products in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class with an enhanced inflight entertainment system and Wi-Fi, meaning passengers can stay connected throughout their journey.

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Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Seattle

Virgin Atlantic has begun flying daily between London-Heathrow and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, taking over the route previously operated by Delta. Virgin Atlantic's first flight to Seattle aboard the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will offer customers a greater number of seats on its most fuel-efficient aircraft.

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New low-cost long-haul airline: LEVEL

IAG has launched new brand; LEVEL, within the group that will operate a new generation of long-haul flights. Scheduled flights will connect Barcelona with San Francisco (Oakland), Los Angeles, Punta Cana and Buenos Aires. Tickets are available to purchase now and Iberia will be responsible for the initial operation of the flights.

LEVEL will start this operation with two brand new A330-200 aircraft which will show the new brand corporate image and will offer a two cabin configuration, with 293 seats in Economy and 21 seats in Premium Economy.

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Qantas will fly non-stop London to Perth

Qantas is set to add to its list of aviation firsts, with the national carrier confirming it will operate non-stop flights from London to Perth using the 787-9 Dreamliner.

The 14,498-kilometre service will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Europe to Australia when it begins in March 2018.

Passenger comfort was a key consideration for the 17-hour flight, so the interior of the 787's were designed with this in mind. The on-board service was also designed to help combat jetlag.

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