BIZclass will have its premiere at the world’s largest travel fair ITB in Berlin in March 2018. Picture: Supplied.

Eurowings will be the first low-cost airline to offer business class on selected long-haul flights when the summer flight schedule starts in 2018. 

Eurowings will be called  BIZclass as opposed to Business Class. BIZclass will have its premiere at the world’s largest travel fair ITB in Berlin at the beginning of March 2018, before going into service for the first time at the end of April next year. Tickets will be available earlier, to be announced by Eurowings.

Eurowings teased passengers with a photograph of how the new BIZclass will look. The teaser gives an idea of what customers of the low-cost airline can look forward to on long-haul flights next year: Eurowings will then be able to offer seats with more legroom, more service and a larger seat. 

At the touch of a button, the BIZclass seat can automatically be converted into a bed approximately two metres long with a horizontal reclining surface that is perfect for relaxing during a long flight. The existing Eurowings booking classes, basic, smart and best will remain unchanged.

Oliver Wagner, Eurowings CCO, said the new BIZclass product will not only provide a much more comfortable seat but also a few other new services. “We are currently fine-tuning the product and have some great surprises in store. These will be presented for the first time at the ITB in March 2018.

“We see strong demand for another top product from our company on routes with a higher proportion of business travel, for example on US flights from Düsseldorf to New York, Miami or Fort Myers,” says Wagner.