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New Flatbed Premium Seats for AirAsia
At a time when airlines around the globe are scrapping or downgrading their premium class offering, AirAsia, Asia's leading low-cost airline, has announced it will introduce a set of enhancements to its long-haul premium cabins - including flatbed business class seats.
The flatbed seats, set to launch on the London to Kuala Lumpur route in June, have business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position. The seats will also feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screens.
Premium seat guests will also get to enjoy a host of complimentary products and services including, Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage Allowance, Combo Meal and Comfort Kit.*
AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani said, “After reviewing the feedback from our guests we found the need for better and comfortable seats topped the list. As frequent flyers ourselves, we understand the great need for comfort especially for long-haul flights. We are happy to tell our guests that their wishes have been granted with the new flatbed premium seats, which add a new level of comfort to their flying experience''.
“Both business and leisure travellers can now treat themselves to the luxury and comfort of our new premium seats and still enjoy great savings. We recognised the old seats as unsuitable for long haul flights, and in true AirAsia tradition we are constantly looking to change and adapt to provide the best products and services for our guests”. Azran said.
AirAsia X is currently upgrading its whole fleet with the new seats in stages for all long-haul flights to Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Taipei, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu, London, Mumbai and New Delhi. The refurbishment process is expected to be completed by June 2010. Until all aircraft are fully furnished with the new seats, the term ‘flatbed’ will appear next to the flight information during booking process, to inform guests that premium seats are available on the particular flight.
The refurbishment will allow AirAsia X’s A330 to have a seat configuration of 12 flatbed premium seats (28 currently) and 365 economy seats (355 currently). The new configuration for the airline’s A340 is 18 flatbed seats (30 currently) and 309 economy seats (256 currently).
Premium seats are available online at www.airasia.com

*Premium Complimentary Product and Services

Pick A Seat Complimentary Premium Seats assignment
Priority check-in Speed ahead with the Premium check-in lane
Priority boarding Board ahead of others
Priority baggage Get baggage first upon disembarkation
Baggage allowance Complimentary checked baggage allowance (15 kg)
Combo meal Enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing drink, minus the charges
Comfort kit Get comfortable with a pillow and blanket

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