Spain’s largest airline, Iberia, has announced that it will be offering its new Premium Economy cabin on flights between Madrid & Havana.
The airline has announced that, from the start of summer 2019 (no exact dates have been given but 1st April is an approximate start date for the summer season), Premium Economy will be made available on the Airbus A330-300s that the airline operates on this route. Amongst the most modern aircraft in Iberia’s fleet, these A330-300s will feature 29 seats in business class, 21 seats in premium economy and 242 seats in economy.
So, what can customers expect? At the airport, Premium Economy passengers will have separate check-in counters (where applicable) as well as priority boarding and disembarkation. Customers will also be able to reserve their seat ahead of time and check-in 2 bags per person, free of charge.
Once on-board, in terms of the seat, these will be wider and boast greater legroom and recline than standard economy seats as well as adjustable headsets and footrests. In terms of entertainment, seatback screens will be 12 inches wide (as opposed to 9 inches in economy) and, impressively, customers will also be provided with noise-cancelling headsets.
For passengers flying on Iberia from the UK, the connecting flights from London (Heathrow & Gatwick) will be in economy class in which all food and drink have to be paid for. Still, with their frequent flights between Madrid & Havana, not to mention their extensive network across Central & South America, Iberia’s new Premium Economy cabin will be welcomed by leisure travellers looking for an extra degree of comfort without the need to splurge on business class fares.