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Cabin insider – July 2013

Aviointeriors, Air New Zealand, Embraer, Skymark and SAS

Aviointeriors chosen by ArkeFly


ArkeFly choose Aviointeriors


(credit: Aviointeriors)


ArkeFly, the Dutch charter airline has ordered a range of Andromeda business-class seats from Aviointeriors for installation on two of its Boeing 767-300ERs.


“We selected [them] as the best fit for the typical passenger on our holiday destinations for the Caribbean and Africa,” says Diana Kouwenberg, Product Manager ArkeFly Services of TUI Nederland, the travel company which owns ArkeFly.


The seats will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014 to start service in April next year.


Gianluigi Mormile, Sales Manager at Aviointeriors, says the selection will become a vital part of ArkeFly’s range of seats, which includes “premium to customised and low-budget”.


“We believe the selection of [the] seats is the right step towards an excellent level of service,” says Richard Bisschops, Technical Commercial Manager of Tec4Jets, part of TUI Nederland and responsible for providing cabin modifications for the airline.



Air New Zealand selects seats for new medium- and long-haul destinations

Air New Zealand, the launch customer for the Boeing 787-9, has confirmed the long-haul destinations its new fleet will initially fly to Shanghai, China; and Tokyo, Japan. Medium-haul destinations include Perth, Australia; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Papeete, French Polynesia.


Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Luxon, says: “Given our 787-9s will be multi-purpose aircraft – operating both long- and mid-haul sectors – we’ve put a lot of research effort into coming up with four distinct seating selections that meet the customer expectations across the markets it will serve.”


Business class will have leather ‘armchairs’ in the airline’s signature chalk-colouring, that convert to a lie-flat bed complete with memory-foam mattress, duvet and two full-size pillows.


Premium economy will be equipped with customised leather seats from Zodiac Aerospace, described as ‘business-lite’. They will have a 41 inch pitch, a 5 inch armrest, a leg rest and an extendable foot.


Economy will have 16 rows of Skycouch seats; each a row of three seats that convert into one fully flat surface.


Standard-economy seats in the 787-9 will also have a slim seat-back, sculpted upholstering and a flexible headrest.


The first of the aircraft is due to roll off the production line in July 2013. >>


Air New Zealand selects seats for medium- and long-haul destinations

(credit: Air New Zealand)

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