SN Brussels introduces lie-flat seat to Africa

1 Jun 2006 by business traveller

Belgian-airline SN Brussels is introducing lie-flat seats in business class on Airbus A330 flights to Africa. One A330 has already been fitted with the new seating and the other two planes will be equipped by the end of June.

The new seat, which is manufactured by UK firm Contour, can be transformed into a 180 degree flat bed with a length of 198 cm. Foot, leg and armrests can be adjusted to suit the passenger and there’s also a massage function. Passengers can view audio channels and films using 10.4 inch LCD screens. SN Brussels compliments the new seat with an a la carte choice of four Belgian-style meals.

The airline serves 14 destinations in Africa including Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda. The carrier specialises in difficult to reach African destinations and it has a monopoly (from Brussels) on practically all these routes.

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Report by Alex McWhirter

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