You are here: Home  »  News  » 


News » 

VA introduces new business seat

Published: 29/09/2014 - Filed under: Home » News »

  • Print
  • Send

Virgin Australia (VA) has unveiled the new design of its business class product, which is part of its three-year strategy, Virgin Vision 2017.

Customers can look forward to a new suite-style type of seating in business class, along with extensive upgrades to the cabin such as more spacious seating configurations and new bars on the airline’s B777 aircraft.

Designed by Tangerine London and manufactured by B/E Aerospace, the new business class suites will be available on board VA’s Airbus A330 and B777 aircraft.

The new seats can convert into 80-inch lie-flat beds or be adjusted into a number of different positions to maximise passenger comfort.

Positioned in a 1-2-1 configuration, the seat offers direct aisle access and includes: a unique table holder, a 16 to 18 inch touch screen for entertainment, multiple lighting settings and storage space.

The new design is expected to provide strong competition to the new business class seats unveiled by Qantas last year (see here).

VA’s chief executive officer John Borghetti said: “Today marks a new era for our premium customer experience both domestically and internationally. We believe the sophisticated new suites will set a new standard in business class travel, not just in Australia but around the world”.

Roll out of the new business class product will begin in early 2015, with the carrier’s Airbus A330 fleet being the first to offer the redesigned seats. The first retrofitted aircraft featuring the product will enter service in March and the complete refit is expected to be finalised by August.

Meanwhile, the B777 will begin offering the product from November 2015, with the entire roll out expected to be completed by early 2016. A redesigned business class bar and reduced premium economy cabin will be introduced to provide guests with three inches more legroom.

For more information, visit virginaustralia.com

Clement Huang

Read more about...

Bookmark with:

ADD A COMMENT » 

Login details

To add a comment, please enter your email address and password.

Keep me signed in until I sign out

New users

If you are not already registered with us, please enter your email address and chosen password above, and also complete the details below. Your screen name will be displayed on our website.

Your message





TOP SECTIONS »

World Wise

World Wise

Cultural awareness and effective communications for doing business around the world »
Read more »

Building Blockchains

Building Blockchains

How the future of currency looks set to shake up the travel industry
Read more »

Saving in Style

Saving in Style

Club 1 has fashioned itself into the market leading members-only discounter for luxury travel
Read more »