Posted on: 07 October 2015 by Mark Howells
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), as well as becoming the launch customer of the 242-tonne version of Airbus’ A330-300 in Europe, has also introduced new cabin features and in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) service options to the aircraft for the first time.
The features are being debuted in the long-haul cabin of SAS’ new A330 and being retrofitted on three further A330s the airline already has in service. They include a new RAVE-Centric 'lite' IFE system from Zodiac Inflight Innovations (Zii) for passengers, featuring dockable monitors to host and process content and applications locally, and the latest flight attendant panel.Other elements of the new cabins include full coloured LED-based mood lighting with millions of different colour possibilities and a new lie-flat bed Vantage XL business class seat from Thomson.Eivind Roald, EVP commercial, SAS, commented, “We are delighted to welcome our passengers on board our new Airbus A330-300s, and to offer the very best comfort and innovative cabin features. This is the latest example of the significant investments which we are making in our fleet, and at the same time launching new routes, giving us the strongest range of services to United States and Asia from Scandinavia.”
Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus’ vice president of cabin marketing, added, “With ever more state-of-the-art cabin innovations available for the A330, and some of the latest ones chosen by SAS for its new A330 aircraft, SAS’ passengers will be able to experience the best-in-class cabin comfort, mood-lighting ambience and IFE and connectivity services.”
Stephanie Taylor, editorial assistant, Inflight / Inflight-Online.comAPEX EXPO, Portland, Oregon