Alitalia reveals new business class seat

9 Jun 2015 by GrahamSmith

Alitalia has debuted its new-look business class product on two A330 aircraft operating to/from Abu Dhabi.

The carrier's business cabin features 22 fully-flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration with direct aisle access.

The Poltrona Frau leather seat was announced when it unveiled its new-look livery last week (see news, June 4).

Alitalia new business seat

Alitalia new business seat recline

Alitalia new business seat bed flat

It is 1.85 metres long, fully-flat and has an in-seat massage function. There is a privacy divider for the centre seats and each seat has universal power and USB sockets.

Business class will also feature Frette bedding, Richard Ginori tableware and Ferragamo amenity kits, while the Etihad "Dine Anytime" service is available to Alitalia business passengers.

A turndown service will be offered on all A330 and B777 flights featuring Alitalia's lie-flat business seats, while a bedtime drink will be available, as will pre-arranged wake-up and breakfast times.

The new business cabin is being rolled-out across the Alitalia's long-haul wide-body fleet.

Alitalia new business seat Poltrona Frau detail

Alitalia new livery

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks at the launch event

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks at last week's launch event

Wifi connectivity and a revamped in-flight entertainment system will progressively be rolled out on all long-haul aircraft.

Alitalia CCO Ariodante Valeri said: "Seats have been redesigned in all cabins, with business class fully-flat seats upholstered in new Poltrona Frau leather and full-size pillows and large comforters by exclusive Italian bedding brand, Frette.

"Tableware has been designed by Richard Ginori. Male and female amenity kits feature exclusive products by Salvatore Ferragamo."

Graham Smith

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