British charter carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has unveiled its all-new Airbus A330, which includes a Premium cabin for the first time. Travellers flying with the leisure carrier can opt to upgrade to the new Premium cabin, which includes seats pitched at 35 inches and 19.7 inches wide, and a more comprehensive embedded in-flight entertainment offer on an 8.9-inch monitor.
The premium seats also feature adjustable head and foot rests, and personal in-arm tray tables, as well as a premium meal service and complimentary drinks service throughout the flight. Premium passengers can also make use of priority check-in and boarding, as well as fast track security at the airport
The Economy cabin has also been enhanced. New slimline seats allow for a 31-inch seat pitch and an 18.2-inch width, while the IFE screens are on par with those offered in the Premium cabin, albeit with fewer on-demand movies and television shows. Economy class does, however, include a three-course meal by celebrity chef James Martin, and an additional lighter meal or snack.
The new Thomas Cook Economy cabin will be available from December 2014, with the Premium cabin to enter service from May 2015 on services departing from Manchester Airport.