Iberia unveils new long-haul seats
Published: 31/01/2013 - Filed under: News »
Iberia has released images and a video of its new long-haul economy and business class seating, which will debut on its A330 aircraft next month.
The new “extra-wide” business class product features a fully flat bed measuring “nearly two metres”, with each seat having direct aisle access. There is a 15.5-inch TV screen, along with a 4.2-inch touchscreen remote control, which can be used to send text messages.
The new economy seats are described as having “a modern design” and are “wider and more comfortable than current ones”. Features include a nine-inch touchscreen TV, and “power and communication jacks for passengers’ electronic devices”.
The new seats will launch on the carrier’s new Airbus A330, the first of which is set to be received next month, with a total of eight due to be delivered by March 2014. The aircraft will be used on flights to New York, Miami, Chicago, Boston and Luanda.
Iberia will also start to refit its long-haul A340-600 fleet with the new seating from May this year.
In addition the carrier says it will “soon” add wifi internet access as well as SMS capabilities for its long-haul customers.
For more information visit iberia.com.
Report by Mark Caswell
jamesa0330 - 31/01/2013 12:51
Is it really flat ? AF. And UA say theirs are and they most certainly are not. The end if the bed dips so one tries to sleep feeling like one is sliding down a chute! Deceitful marketing! In Eco those damned touch screens are a bloody nuisance on overnight flights of the idiot behind is playing games. Thump thump thump all night. Air rage! Why don't these airlines get it??
BBFLYER - 31/01/2013 13:54
Shanwick1249 - 31/01/2013 16:13
New York, Miami, Chicago, Boston and... Luanda? Really, that's a priority?
Actually, IB's existing flat beds (as retrofitted to the A340s) are already pretty good and a pleasant surprise to anyone used to the slide-onto-the floor torture chairs that too many operators still have in their Airbus cabins. My recent experience of IB's cabin service is also positive. This new seat design (in a 1-2-layout?) looks great and scores highly for privacy.
jackfirst - 05/02/2013 17:03
I don't know which UA flight you took but while AF isn't flat, UA on international flights certainly is.
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