AUCKLAND—Air New Zealand plans to add a new cabin class that will essentially fill a niche between standard economy and premium economy products. The new class, called “economy stretch,” is scheduled to be introduced on the carrier’s widebody fleet in 2020. It will include up to 42 seats, depending on aircraft type. Economy stretch will be based on the same economy seat but will have greater pitch and improved amenities such as pillows and headsets used in premium ...

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