China Southern Airlines is expanding its Premium
Economy Class service to all its domestic routes using Boeing 777, 737
(NG) and Airbus 319, 320, 321 and 330-200/300 series
Beginning 28 March 2010, China Southern
customers will be able to book and purchase their seats in Premium
Economy Class on routes from Guangzhou and Shenzhen to Beijing and
Shanghai, at the same cost of the full-fare economy ticket. The
new service will be gradually phased in on all domestic routes.
By this July, the airline expects to have 7,000
Premium Economy seats available on nearly 300 aircraft.
The Premium Economy Class - which has been
available on China Southernís non-stop transpacific service
between Guangzhou and Los Angeles for more than a decade - offers
customers a more comfortable seat and upgrade cabin services.
40% Additional Space: The seat pitch has been
extended from the standard Economy pitch of 31-inches to between
35-37 inches to offer expanded legroom. The re-designed cabin
offers between 24 to 53 Premium Economy seats (depending on
aircraft) separated by curtains and portable doors to guarantee
private space and privacy;
New Cabin Amenities:
Includes a bottle of water before taking off, a piece of
newspaper, thick wool blankets and pre-flight snacks;
Exclusive Premium Economy Check-in Counter: Features China Southernís distinct Premium Economy logo and a commitment that
passengers will wait no more than eight minutes in line. Customers
also will have an extra luggage allowance of 5kg;
Priority Ground Service: With priority baggage delivery, boarding
at passengersí convenience and priority class upgrade if the
Premium Economy cabin is overbooked;
Re-Routing Between Neighboring Destinations: First Class, Business
Class and Premium Economy Class passengers are provided with free
re-routing services between neighboring destinations. For example,
passengers who purchase tickets to Beijing may have the
alternative to depart from Tianjin during the return fight. This
service is now available on routes between Shanghai and Hangzhou,
Beijing and Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Shenyang and Dalian,
Changchun and Haíerbin.
Earn Extra FFP Miles: A
full fare ticket in Premium Economy Class will earn customers 10%
more FFP mileage than a full-fare economy ticket.
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