February 25 2022  |  Seating

SWISS reveals long-haul premium economy cabins

By Jayson Koblun

Seat manufacturer ZIM provided seats for the new cabins

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) presented its first aircraft to be equipped with its Premium Economy Class. The 777-300ER will be deployed on SWISS’s Zurich-Miami services starting in March.

SWISS’s Premium Economy Class will be installed in all 12 of its 777-300ERs and will feature 24 seats from manufacturer ZIM.

“The comfortable seats, with fabrics provided by the Bern-based Lantal company, feature a hardshell design that enables them to be easily reclined at no inconvenience to the passenger behind,” said a February 24 press release. “SWISS is the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to offer its customers this newly-developed ZIM premium economy seat.”

A behind-the-scenes look into ZIM’s manufacturing process is available here and SWISS’s Premium Economy Class can also be viewed as a virtual 3D model here.

SWISS Premium Economy Class travelers are given a complimentary amenity kit. The kit, which is provided by Skysupply, makes use of kraft paper and paper pulp in its contents to minimize plastics use.

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