Aviation

Etihad to increase number of extra legroom seats by 560 per cent

Good news, folks! Flying economy just got a lot more comfortable.

That is, if you’re flying with Etihad of course.

The Abu Dhabi based airline is rolling out Economy Space across its wide-body fleet to provide more choice to its customers on long-haul flights.

By next month, Etihad will have retrofitted its 10 Airbus A380s with Economy Space seats, featuring an increased seat pitch of up to 36 inches.

The redesign increases the number of extra legroom seats in Economy from 20 to 80 on all A380s!

“We recognise that no two travellers are alike, and today’s customers demand more choice and personalisation during their travels,” Jamal Ahmed Al Awadhi, Etihad Airways Head of Guest Experience said.

“In response to the popularity and demand for extra legroom seats, we have reconfigured our Economy cabin to allow travellers to enhance their overall travel experience.”

Etihad Airways - Economy Space

The airline will also add extra Economy Space seats to 12 Boeing 777s and 21 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by the end of 2019, increasing the total number of extra legroom seats by 560 per cent.

“While many airlines have been squeezing more seats into economy class, we continue to focus on providing our guests with exceptional products and services that meet and exceed the demands and budgets of different types of travellers,” Al Awadhi said.

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