The Iberia airline will include its ‘premium tourist’ class en route between Madrid and Havana starting next March 31, coinciding with the start of the summer season.
During this summer season, this route will operate with A330-300 aircraft, which will offer 21 seats in the ‘premium tourist’ class – available to customers from 1,048 euros round trip – plus 29 seats in business class, and 242 in ‘tourist’, the airline has informed.
The airline launched in May 2017 this new cabin configuration, between the tourist class and the ‘business’, which will be implemented progressively in its long-haul fleet, except for the A330-200.
With this cabin design, the airline seeks to attract travelers willing «to pay more for greater comfort on board and on land» and thus boost their income.
MORE COMFORT, MORE SPACE AND MORE LUGGAGE
The size of this cabin, which will vary between 21 and 23 seats according to the airplane model, represents around 10% of the current capacity it offers in tourist.
The ‘premium tourist’ has exclusive seats, more than 48 centimeters wide and 94 centimeters of separation between seats, improving by 20% the benefits of the tourist class (deletes one seat per row) and with an improvement of 40% with a more reclining seat with adjustable headrest and reclining footrest
In addition, travelers of the class ‘premium tourist’ can travel with an additional suitcase, have counters with differentiated access in tourist area in the ‘hub’ of Madrid-Barajas and will have priority in both the embarkation and disembarkation, in addition to an improved gastronomic proposal.