Tag Archives: Seats

Singapore’s premium economy seat is wider than many others’ business class

Singapore Airline's India country head David Lau demonstrates the new premium economy seat

Singapore Airlines is known for its luxurious approach to passengers, some would call it over the top (OTT). A similar approach seems to be applied to the airline’s new Premium Economy (PEY) class which is being retrofitted on to the airline’s existing Airbus A380 fleet of 19 aircraft, and another 19 Boeing 777-300ERs (airline internal designation 77WN). The first 20 …

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BREAKING: First cabin pictures of Vistara premium economy class

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery

Bangalore Aviation is on-board UK890, the inaugural flight of Vistara, the Tata-SIA joint venture airline, from New Delhi to Mumbai. Our team member Vedant Agarwal is on board and sends us this first high resolution picture of the premium economy class. Vistara is the only airline in India to offer a premium economy on domestic routes, and we shall bring …

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Etihad Airways unveils uber-luxurious multi-room suite on its A380s

CGI of Etihad Airways' Airbus A380.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has gone beyond over the top, and unveiled the world’s first private multi-room cabin on a commercial passenger aircraft. Called The Residence, the uber-luxury 125 square feet three room cabin is meant for single or double occupancy and is located in the forward upper deck of the airline’s soon to be delivered Airbus A380 super-jumbos. It …

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Delta completes full flat-bed seats installation on all international wide-body aircraft

Atlanta based Delta Air Lines has become the first and only U.S. carrier to offer full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all its international wide-body flights. The airline announced it has completed the installation of full flat-bed seats in its BusinessElite class on its Airbus A330-200/300, Boeing 767-300ER/400ER, 747-400, and 777-200ER/LR aircraft used on long-haul international flights. The …

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Photos: Asiana Airline’s first Airbus A380 super-jumbo and deployment schedule

Asiana Airlines first Airbus A380 HL7625. Photo copyright Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus has rolled out Korea based Asiana Airline’s first A380 super jumbo from the paint-shop. Cabin configuration Asiana will become the 11th carrier to operate the double-decker aircraft and the second in Korea. The aircraft will have a three cabin configuration as detailed below. Category First Suite Business Smartium Travel Class Seats 12 seats 66 seats 417 seats Seat pitch …

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IndiGo claims government permission to flout paid seating regulations

In June last year, India’s civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) allowed for unbundling of value added services by airlines, which allowed, amongst other things, airlines to charge for advance booking of preferred seating. [bsu_pullquote]“Seat offered on opt-in charge basis shall not exceed 25% of the total seat configuration of the aircraft” – DGCA, Air Traffic …

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Lufthansa to start charging fees for advance seat reservations

by Devesh Agarwal German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa will start charging passengers fees for advance seat reservations (ASR). However, unlike fellow European carrier British Airways, Lufthansa will limit its fee to economy class as of now. From November 26, 2013, for a fee of 10 euros Lufthansa passengers can reserve in advance, their preferred seat in economy class when booking …

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Virgin America Reports August Traffic

By BA Staff Image Credit: Virgin America San Francisco-based Virgin America reported its preliminary operational results for August and August year-to-date. Virgin America’s August 2013 traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 5.1 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 5 percent lower than in August 2012. Load factor was 82.2 percent, which is unchanged from the same month …

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Airbus A380 airline-wise seating configurations compared

Qatar Airways A380 First Class Cabin

We have published a article with an updated seat chart, see it here. Early next year Qatar Airways will become the eleventh operator of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo. We have researched and produce below an airline-wise A380 seat configuration infographic for comparison. Airbus had original projected the aircraft in a three class 555 seat configuration. We have also reached some …

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IndiGo modifies its seat pricing after ministry rap

by Devesh Agarwal Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved. A chastened IndiGo airline, hurried modified portions of its much annoying seat pricing policy after facing the irritation of passengers and the rap of the civil aviation ministry. A late night statement from the airline says The feedback of our flyers is of utmost importance to us and as a …

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Jet Airways to upgrades Delhi-Brussels-Toronto to Airbus A330-300

Mumbai based, Jet Airways, has upgraded its Delhi Toronto via Brussels route to be operated by their brand new Airbus A330-300 (A333). The route was previously operated by A330-200’s. The A330-300 will increase seating capacity from 18 in business class and 236 in economy to to 34 in Business and 259 in Economy. The economy class passengers will get some …

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Jet Airways takes delivery of first new Airbus A330-300

Jet Airways, today took delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-300 series aircraft into its fleet, at the airframer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Aircraft registration VT-JWR. The airline is expected to take delivery of an additional A330-300 (VT-JWS) later this month. The first A330-300 aircraft will be be deployed from December 22 as 9W 228/227 on the Mumbai …

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Cathay Pacific upgrades Delhi Hong Kong route to new Business, Premium Economy and Economy class cabins

Cathay Pacific Airways is upgrading its daily Delhi Hong Kong service with the introduction of the airline’s new Business Class cabin and its new Premium Economy Class cabin from October 29. Cathay Pacific will operate this route with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft featuring a three-class configuration – new Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new long-haul Economy Class seats. …

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Analysis: Jet Airways re-configures its Boeing 777-300ER economy class seats to lower costs

When India’s largest full service carrier Jet Airways announced that it was reconfiguring its fleet of five Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, it was a part validation of Bangalore Aviation’s suggestion made in March of this year. Jet Airways will be switching its Boeing 777-300ERs from a 9-abreast 3-3-3 seating configuration in economy class to a 10 abreast 3-4-3 seating configuration. The move …

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ANA to launch services to Delhi – deepening ties between India and Japan

Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has announced that it will be launching flights between Tokyo Narita and New Delhi later this fall as part of a broader plan to increase its international capacity by 22% by the beginning of fiscal year 2014. The expansion will be enabled by a growth in ANA’s long haul fleet, as it will …

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Images: Cathay Pacific’s new Premium Economy and international Economy Class seats

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER registration B-KPY which is the first aircraft to feature its new Premium Economy Class product and new long-haul Economy Class seats. The new Premium Economy class features a quieter and more spacious cabin with between 26 and 34 seats per aircraft. The seat pitch is 38 …

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