China Southern unveils new Airbus A350 business class seats

14 May 2019 by Jackie Chen
China Southern A350-900 Business seat - Credit: China Southern

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines has unveiled a new business class seat product that is debuting on its first Airbus A350-900.

The airline published photos of its new A350 seat on its official Weibo account on Thursday, commenting “It’s not a fabric seat anymore”. As can be seen from the pictures, the A350 will feature blue leather seats in business class.

The seats have been developed by German aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro, which also developed the seat products for the aircraft’s premium economy and economy cabins.

China Southern A350-900 Business seat - Credit: China Southern

The business class will feature Recaro’s CL6710 seating in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration. This gives all passengers direct access to the aisles, but also means that some seats are closer to the aisles than others. According to Recaro, this is a first for the CL6710 in the new A350. The seat can be reclined to a flat bed and features a six-way adjustable headrest and ample storage space.

The new aircraft’s premium economy and economy class will be outfitted with Recaro’s PL3530 and CL3710, respectively. The PL3530 provides premium economy passengers with ergonomic seating positions, additional stowage options as well as an individually adjustable leg rest, while the CL3710 has already been featured in the economy class of a few airlines, including Singapore Airline’s new generation aircraft including the A350 and upcoming B777X and Juneyao Airline’s Dreamliner.

China Southern A350-900 Livery - Credit: China Southern

China Southern has ordered 20 Airbus A350-900s, and is expected to deploy its first A350 on its domestic Guangzhou-Shanghai route in early July.

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