Posted on: 26 April 2019 by Alexander Preston
Recaro will become the first aircraft seating company to deliver to Air Premia, when the brand new South Korean hybrid airliner receives its first B787-9 in mid-2020. The cabin, both economy and premium economy class, of this brand-new aircraft will be equipped with Recaro seats.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Air Premia is set to commence operations in September 2020. As Korea’s first hybrid airline, Air Premia will provide low-cost air travel with upscale and full-service features through a widebody service. To deliver on its hybrid promise, the operator has selected Recaro to equip its first B787-9 with PL3530 premium economy class & CL3710 economy class seats.
Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating on this new order commented: “We are delighted and proud to welcome Air Premia on board as a new customer. With almost 50 years of experience in aircraft seating, we deliver premium quality for every segment in the aviation industry. That combined with innovative design for ultimate passenger comfort is the key to our and Air Premia’s success.”
“As a hybrid airline we promise our passengers a combination of comfort and quality at a reasonable price,” said Dr. Jong Chul Kim, CEO of Air Premia. “Recaro allows us to live up to that promise by delivering the best possible comfort features, ergonomic and efficiency. This ensures our passengers the best travel experience, but also helps us to be as cost-efficient as possible by reducing fuel burn and hence costs.”