Air India to introduce premium economy seats, upgraded cabin on select domestic flights from July

New Delhi, June 20, 2024.

Tata group’s flagship airline Air India will be introducing premium economy seats and an upgraded cabin on select flights from July 1, kicking off the carrier’s aim to have a three-class cabin configuration on its entire narrow body aircraft fleet that is used to operate domestic and short-haul international flights. The airline does have the premium economy cabin on a few of its wide body aircraft that are mostly deployed to operate international flights.

With the introduction of premium economy seats on narrow body aircraft, Air India will become only the second Indian airline to have a three-class cabin—business, premium economy, and economy—in India. Currently, another Tata group airline—Vistara—is the only Indian carrier to offer premium economy seats on narrow body aircraft.

Cabin refit and upgradation and the introduction of premium economy class are parts of Air India’s product transformation plan. Over the years, Air India had developed a reputation of having run-down aircraft cabins and an ageing fleet.