Lufthansa has announced the installation of 2,000 premium economy seats fleetwide, meaning half of its long-haul aircraft now offer the service. The airline anticipates availability of premium economy on all aircraft by late October.
Business is booming for Kymeta, a company Bill Gates invested in that makes flat, thin Ka-band antennas. The company has paired with Inmarsat to develop technology for business jets and hopes to enter the commercial airline market.
Marcus Samuelsson will open two restaurants at the Delta Air Lines terminal in New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport by 2014. One will offer an American menu and the other will serve international street food.
Air France has installed premium-economy seating on 98 of its long-haul planes and expects two more A380s this year and is satisfied with the addition. "We're very happy with the additional revenue it has generated for Air France -- this is a crucial point for the company," said product manager Eugénie Audebert. "We've had especially good results on the North American market. We compete here with [premium economy products on] Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, so this is a very competitive market."