New Business Class Seats We Can’t Wait To Try

With lots of money currently being invested in the aviation industry, we are are seeing plenty invested in upgrading business class. From British Airways to Lufthansa, the world’s airlines are moving into a new world of luxury. Some of the investment has been long overdue. We take a look at 5 of the new business class seats being introduced.
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3 New Business Class Seats We Can’t Wait To Try

With lots of money currently being invested in the aviation industry, we are are seeing plenty invested in upgrading business class. From Singapore Airlines to Lufthansa, the world’s airlines are moving into a new world of luxury. Some of the investment has been long overdue. We take a look at 3 of the new business class seats being introduced.

Cathay Pacific Regional Flights

The first business class seat that we can’t wait to try is the new offering being installed on Cathay Dragon flights. The seats will be found on new A321neo aircraft, which the airline is expecting to begin receiving in 2019.

Cathay Dragon’s new business class offering. While the new offering won’t have lie-flat beds, however, the aircraft will have reclining seats installed in business class. Vivian Lo, Cathay Pacific’s Head of Customer Experience & Design commented on the new offering: “Our average regional sector length for Cathay Dragon is two hours, for Cathay Pacific it’s three hours, so at the moment we think we’ve got a very comfortable product for that service,” says Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg, who added that Cathay Dragon’s A321neo jets will adopt “a two-class configuration of about 200 seats”.

Singapore Airlines Regional Flights

Singapore Airlines is currently investing in the business class found on its regional subsidy. This will see the new B737MAX8 aircraft, in addition to the airlines current B737-800 aircraft, fitted with lie-flat seats in business class. Singapore Airlines is attempting to standardise the experience that passengers get changing between long-and-short-haul flights. Currently, on a number of airlines, the short-haul business class offering is vastly different to that of long-haul. In the case of some airlines, passengers in business class are sat in an economy seat and simply have the seat next to them blocked out.

Lufthansa B777x

Lufthansa is currently expecting a number of new aircraft. While it is unclear if the airline will order 15 new A380plus aircraft, we know the airline is expecting B777x aircraft. When these aircraft are introduced to the fleet they will be delivered with a brand new business class offering. The B777x will offer each business class passenger direct aisle access. This means that the aircraft is laid out in an alternating seating pattern of 1-2-1, 1-1-1, 1-2-1…

Cathay Dragon’s new business class offering. While the new offering won’t have lie-flat beds, however, the aircraft will have reclining seats installed in business class. Vivian Lo, Cathay Pacific’s Head of Customer Experience & Design commented on the new offering: “Our average regional sector length for Cathay Dragon is two hours, for Cathay Pacific it’s three hours, so at the moment we think we’ve got a very comfortable product for that service,” says Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg, who added that Cathay Dragon’s A321neo jets will adopt “a two-class configuration of about 200 seats”.

 

Source: Executive Flights