Brussels Airlines is now offering a new Economy Plus class for passengers flying to the US, Canada or Africa.
Economy Plus lies in between Economy and Business class, as a way to offer some welcome upgrades at a more affordable price for Economy customers. On all the Airbus A330 aircraft, there are now 32 seats across four rows, which can recline by 20 degrees instead of eight.
In addition, before the passenger’s meal, they get a glass of champagne, an amenity kit, hot towel, pillow and a box of chocolates. To upgrade to Economy Plus, it costs an extra €120 ($133) per flight and that price applies for all Economy customers. There is currently a special introduction price of €99 ($110).
As a celebration of its launch, Brussels Airlines is offering free Economy Plus upgrades for 20,000 travellers, who will be flying over the next two months.
Furthermore, the airline has improved all seats in the Economy cabin of the A330 aircraft, based on the requests of customers. It has replaced the previous backrest for further support for long-haul flights.
Lars Redeligx, Chief Commercial Officer for Brussels Airlines, said: “We see an increasing demand for a product between Business Class and Economy Class. Our new Economy Plus offers more space, more comfort and more amenities at a very attractive price.
“After implementing our new commercial strategy successfully for short-haul flights, we are now starting to implement a new product generation also on our long-haul flights. More innovations are already in the pipeline.”