Iberia’s premium economy coming to SA

Premium economy class will be available on Iberia’s flights between Johannesburg and Madrid, from April to October, 2019.

The new premium economy class has 94cm seat-pitch compared with 79cm in economy class. The seats are also wider at 48cm compared with 43cm, and have a recline of 18cm compared with 13cm in economy. 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.

Iberia resumed operations from Johannesburg to Madrid in August 2016, with three flights a week. Premium economy 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 São Paulo. 

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