First remodeled 777 flies for Austrian Airlines
The first Austrian Airlines long-haul 777 aircraft to feature the carrier’s completely remodeled long-haul cabin was scheduled to embark on its maiden flight January 9 from Vienna to Malé, capital of the Maldives.
Passengers in Economy Class on long-haul flights will have the opportunity to enjoy an entirely new level of seating comfort. In Business Class, the full-flat seats have a built-in massage function, and extra storage space.
The new cabin in the 777 seats 260 passengers in Economy Class section and 48 in Business Class. An all-new inflight entertainment system is part of the package.
“And as before, the award-winning Do&Co service, with its inflight chef feature, will be provided for passengers’ culinary pleasure,” said a release from Austrian Airlines.
“Comfort and service are the top priorities at Austrian Airlines,” said Austrian Airlines CCO Karsten Benz. “With this new long-haul cabin, we are offering a product perfectly harmonized with the wishes of our customers. We have invested over 90 million euros in our aircraft to achieve this.”
Austrian Airlines is converting its entire long-haul fleet, which consists of four 777s and six 767s. Approximately 1.1 million customers travel long haul with Austrian Airlines on 5,500 flights each year.