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new Premium Economy class, which is now available on the Zurich-Miami route. The new product will be gradually introduced on all twelve long-haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Premium Economy is already listed on all booking services, regardless of the sales channel.

After Miami, Swiss will launch its Premium Economy in mid-April on San Francisco and then on Sao Paulo at the end of April. The airline promises that all routes served by Boeing 777-300ERs will have their Premium Economy Class by the end of May.

During the launch phase of the new class, the carrier is offering upgrade options at check-in or at the gate. Each Boeing 777-300ER has 24 new-generation Premium Economy Class seats, integrated into a rigid shell. The seat width is between 46 and 48 cm instead of 43.4 cm in Economy. The seat pitch is 99 cm instead of 78.7 cm. Equipped with a footrest, the seat reclines without disturbing the passengers in the previous row.

Premium Economy Class passengers receive a travel toiletry kit from Skysupply. This innovative product made of kraft paper and paper pulp aims to reduce the use of plastic. Passengers also receive high-quality noise-cancelling headphones that further enhance the movie or music experience on the 15.6-inch screen. On board, they also get an enhanced culinary offering with a welcome drink and three hot dishes.

Customers can also take two pieces of luggage weighing 23 kg each, twice as much as in Economy Class, and can also use the Swiss Business lounges at Geneva and Zurich airports at preferential rates. The Swiss Arrival Lounge is also available in Zurich at the same preferential conditions.

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New technology to reduce fuel consumption

In addition, Swiss will be the first airline in the world to use the new AeroSHARK surface technology to reduce its CO₂ emissions and fuel consumption. The fuselage and engine nacelles of its 12 Boeing 777-300ERs will be gradually coated with a special film developed by Lufthansa Technik and BASF.

Reducing drag, this material will enable Swiss to cut the fuel consumption of the Boeing 777s by more than 1 percent while significantly reducing its CO₂ emissions. The film will be installed starting in the second half of 2022.