Hawaiian Airlines on Oct. 5 began sales of its new Premium Cabin offering fully lie-flat seating for travel starting in December 2016 between Honolulu and Narita, Japan, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand. Hawaiian said its Airbus A330 Premium Cabin blends "island-inspired luxury and comfort with the airline’s signature in-flight hospitality."
Cebu Pacific high capacity ATR 72-600
Philippine low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air has taken delivery of the first ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft. Configured with 78 seats, this new ATR 72 option has 10 additional seats compared to the standard 68-seat configuration of the aircraft.
Boeing selects Rockwell Collins for 777X cockpit touchscreen flight displays
Delta unveils plan for all-suite A350 business class
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines will introduce an all-suite business-class cabin on its first Airbus A350-900 arriving next year, and will roll out the new business-class offering on additional aircraft over time. The A350 business-class cabin will feature 32 suites with full-height sliding doors. Photo: Artist rendering of Delta business-class suite to debut on Airbus A350 in 2017.
British Airways 747 cabin makeover
British Airways (BA) has completed a major makeover of 18 of the airline’s iconic Boeing 747s to give them the look and feel of their newest aircraft, with 16 additional Club World lie-flat seats and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems.
SIA launches premium economy class on NY service
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched premium economy class on Airbus A380 flights from New York JFK to Frankfurt and Singapore.
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