Japan Airlines’ flagship A350-1000 will enter service later this year with all new cabins nose-to-tail. For premium cabin travelers both space and sound feature heavily in the offering, while even in economy space is part of the plan.
Seats & Cabin
Who will manufacture the new Polaris single-aisle seat for United? All signs point to Adient, with United as the launch customer for the Altitude seat.
The latest United Airlines’ single-aisle Polaris cabin offers up a unique design to increase cabin density while maintaining space for passengers. But it also presents a challenge for those traveling in a wheelchair. A second patent associated with the seating concept addresses that issue.
Swiss will grow the premium economy cabin on its A350s as part of its “Swiss Senses” interiors program. The new design,will be delivered on the A350 fleet direct from the factory beginning in 2025.
Wondering what the new Polaris business class seat will look like on United Airlines’ single-aisle aircraft? A recently approved patent shows several key details.
Hawaiian Airlines will launch regularly scheduled services on its new 787-9 fleet in April 2024. The carrier loaded the first flights for sale, serving routes between the Islands and the mainland west coast.
BermudAir will launch service between Bermuda and the USA a the end of August, bringing a premium travel option to the market. And by November a truly unique offering will take flight with the company’s “Aisle Class” service.
Global Airlines had a spectacular opportunity, with the travel media world in attendance as the carrier hosted its “Welcome Aboard” party in London on 28 July. Instead, CEO James Asquith took the opportunity to once again highlight a bunch of brands that Global Airlines does not yet have a formal partnership with.
Korean Air will introduce a new business class suite as part of the 787-10 induction, with service entry planned for November 2023.
Some new single-aisle aircraft will be required to have an accessible lavatory. While this is somewhat good news for accessibility on board, it remains limited, both in aircraft size covered and in timing.