Lien : http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=16247
ATWOnline Monday April 13, 2009
Air New Zealand is doubling the number of premium economy seats on its 777-200ER fleet, with the first of eight aircraft reentering service this week after being refitted by the carrier's Technical Operations division in Auckland.
Work on the 777s will be completed in mid-June, with the number of premium economy seats doubling to 36. The change will result in an additional 72,000 Pacific Premium Economy seats on its long-haul network annually.
Voir mes remarques sur les "anti-LCC" et les Cies. nationales telles que les "majors" (y compris AF) qui ne s'adapteront pas forcément aussi vite que certains LCC , qui semblent préparer une entrée stratégique dans le long courrier !
GM-International Airline Ed Sims said PPE "has been hugely popular since its introduction in 2005." He claimed that ANZ flies farther than any airline in the world and that "despite the challenging economic environment, long-haul customers value the experience and are happy to pay more for the superior legroom, personal space and business class-style service."
D'autres compagnies pourraient bien s'en inspirer !
At the same time the airline has added more legroom, with seat pitch increased to 41 in. from 38. It also added a new self-service bar area for customers traveling in premium cabins. Passengers in premium economy are offered business class food, beverages and amenities (ATWOnline, March 14, 2008).
Intéressant! Nous sommes en bonne compagnie, en ce qui ce qui concerne notre vision des choses !
Visiblement, ANZ pratique le principe dêtre à l'écoute du client : "Stay close to your customers" !The upgrade is the third in two years, with ANZ twice increasing the number of premium economy seats available on its 747-400s, now up to 39. The new 777-200ER seating configuration will comprise 26 business class seats, 36 in premium economy and 242 in economy (down from the current 269).
by Geoffrey Thomas