Air India launches Premium Economy class on select domestic routes starting July

New A320neo aircraft to have 8 seats in Business, 24 in Premium Economy, 132 in Economy

Air India’s A320neo aircraft will now offer a new Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabin experience on domestic and short-haul international routes. Guests can fly Premium Economy from 01 July on select domestic routes. Air India unveils a three-class configuration refitted two new A320neo aircraft – VT-RTW and VT-RTZ, featuring 8 seats in Business, 24 extra legroom seats in Premium Economy and 132 seats in Economy. With this, Air India introduces Premium Economy cabins for the first time on narrowbody aircraft.

Air India has plans to introduce the three-class configuration to its entire full service narrowbody fleet over the next year. Existing aircraft are now being progressively inducted for refit, while new aircraft joining the fleet will be delivered with the new Air India experience.

Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Air India, said, “The introduction of a three-class cabin to Air India’s narrowbody fleet and commencement of interior refits are important steps in the journey of enhancing the flying experience. The upgrade of the narrowbody fleet, which operates on domestic and short-haul international network, complements the upgraded widebody experience now available on our A350 fleet and new B777s, and on all other widebodies as they are refitted over the next two years. This comprehensive upgradation of Air India’s physical product is an important component of transforming into a world-class airline.”