Virgin Australia Introduces New Premium Economy Cabin

25th Jun 2015

Virgin Australia has introduced the new Premium Economy cabin, aimed at business and leisure travelers on long routes who are looking for a bit more comfort.

The new Premium Economy seats are now more comfortable and have more legroom than those in the main cabin do. However, Virgin has still opted to keep its Business Class cabin a touch above the Premium Economy one. In other words, don't expect a flat-lie bed here.

Premium Economy Cabin Features

Here are the full features of the new Premium Economy cabin:

- 24 seats in an exclusive cabin

- Each seat has a pitch 104 centimeters for more legroom

- Meal service tailored to each guest (like in Business Class)

- A selection of fine wines from the Business Class cellar

- Exclusive Premium Larder for guests' self-service food and drinks

- Crew trained in Premium Service

- Priority boarding and baggage (up to 64 kilograms), as well as dedicated check-in.

Passengers will be able to mix their meals as it suits their palate and can also decide when they want to have their meals served during the flight.

In addition, the Premium Larder will be stocked with a wide assortment of quality light meals, snacks and beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. All of these will, of course, be available at the travelers' leisure.

The airline said this about the new Premium Economy cabin:

"We understand that Premium Economy guests want to arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and taken care of, so we've designed a more spacious and comfortable Premium Economy cabin and product, with a service that many other airlines reserve for their Business Class."

The statement continued:

"Guests will receive a plated meal service and have access to a new Premium Larder for self-service food and beverages, for exclusive use of Premium Economy guests. We are confident that this will be the best Premium Economy experience flying from Australia across the Pacific."

The new Virgin Australia's Premium Cabin will fly on the new Boeing 777 fleet, which is scheduled to launch later in 2015.