Seat Pitch

How much space will you have?
Seating space has been measured by “seat pitch”, which is the distance between a point in the headrest on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it. If an airline has a seat pitch of 31″ in Economy Class, this means that there is a distance of 31″ between the front of one seat and the front of the seat behind it.

While seat pitch is not the exact equivalent of “legroom”, it gives a very good approximation of how much seat room you should expect.

Scheduled Airlines:
Airline Economy Premium Economy Business First Class
Aer Lingus

32″

——

52″

——

Aeroflot

32″

——

38-58″

——

Air Algerie

32″

——

36″

——

Air Baltic

30-32″

——

——

——

Air Canada

31-34″

38-40″

58″

60″

Air China

34″

——

42″

62″

Air France

31-34″

36″

55-79″

82″

Air India

31-34″

——

47-76″

80-82″

Air Jamaica

31-32″

——

60-84″

——

Air Malta

30″

——

32″

——

Air Mauritius

31″

——

60″

73″

Air New Zealand

32-34″

38-40″

42-80″

——

Air Seychelles

32″

——

50″

——

Alitalia

32″

——

60″

——

All Nippon Airways

31″

38″

62-63″

77″

American Airlines

30-34″

——

49-60″1

88-92″

Austrian Airlines

32″

——

57-59″

——

Bmi

31-32″

49″

78-80″

——

British Airways

30-37″

38″

73″

78″

Brussels Airlines

31″

——

62″

——

Caribbean Airlines

32-34″

——

47-60″

Cathay Pacific Airways

32″

——

45-60″ 1

79-81″

China Eastern

32″

——

60″

80″

Czech Airlines

32″

——

47″

——

Cyprus Airways

31-32″

——

41-42″

——

El Al Airlines

32-34″

——

45-62″

77″

Emirates

32-34″

——

46-60″

69-86″

Etihad Airlines

31-33″

——

88″

88″

Finnair

28-32″

——

60″

——

Gulf Air

32-34″

——

47-73″

74-83″

Iberia

32″

——

60″

——

Icelandair

32-33″

——

39″

——

Japan Airlines

30-32″

38

62″ 1

79″

JAT Yugoslav Airlines

32″

——

36″

——

Kenya Airways

32″

——

76″

——

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

30-34″

33″

60″

——

Korean Air

31-35″

——

50″

82″

LOT Polish Airlines

30-32″

——

37-57″

——

Lufthansa

30-33″

——

30-60″

85-92″

Luxair

32″

——

32″

——

Malev

32″

——

40″

——

Malaysia Airlines

32-34″

——

45-62″

75″

MEA

32″

——

42″-48″

——

Olympic Airways

32″

——

58″

——

Pakistan International Airlines

32″

——

60″

——

Qantas

31-32″

38-42″

50-80″

79-83.5″

Qatar Airways

32-34″

——

61″

78-79″

Royal Air Maroc

32″

——

36″

——

Royal Brunei Airlines

32″

——

57″

——

Royal Jordanian

34″

——

82″

——

SAS

32″

38″

61″

——

Saudi Arabian Airlines

34″

——

45″

64″

Singapore Airlines

32-34″

37″

50-60″

60-81″

South African Airways

31″-34″

——

73″

——

Sri Lankan Airlines

32″

——

48″

——

Swiss International Airlines

32″

——

60″

83″

TAP Air Portugal

33″

——

46″

——

Thai Airways International

34″

42″

60″

70-78″

Turkish Airlines

30-36″

——

34-61″

83″

United Airlines

31-33″

34-36″

50-77″

78-88″

Varig Brazilian Airlines

32″

——

45″

65″

Virgin Atlantic Airways

31-32″

38″

——

79.5″

Low-cost airlines:
Airline Economy Premium Economy Business First Class
Aer Arann

30″

——

——

——

Air Berlin

30-33″

——

53-54″

——

Air Southwest

31″

——

——

——

bmibaby

29-31″

——

——

——

easyJet

29″

——

——

——

Flybe

31″

——

——

——

Germanwings

30″

——

——

——

Jet2

30″

34″

——

——

Ryanair

30″

——

——

——

Thomson Airways

28″-33″

36″

——

——

Transavia

29″

——

——

——

Wizz Air

30″

——

——

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