Posted on: 26 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Hawaiian Airlines will officially inaugurate its newly outfitted A330 aircraft’s Premium Cabin on its US West Coast network next month.
“Our custom-built fully lie-flat seats and our new Premium Cabin redefine the leisure travel experience to Hawaii,” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO. “In details little and large we have crafted a new seat and a new cabin to look after our guests in unparalleled comfort accompanied by the authenticity and warmth of our in-flight Hawaiian hospitality.”The 18 lie-flat seats, fold into 180-degree beds that are 20.5 inches wide by 76 inches long, maximising living space and providing options for both privacy and a shared flight experience.Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests (couples, families, honeymooners), while offering superior functionality to the business traveller. Guests will enjoy intuitive seat controls and access to multiple power ports, including two USB connections and one A/C outlet. An advanced in-flight entertainment system is powered by the next generation of large-format tablets resting on an adjustable telescoping arm for optimal viewing angle and comfort.Hawaiian, Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving carrier, unveiled plans for its Premium Cabin last year. As part of the upgrade, Hawaiian is also adding 28 additional Extra Comfort seats to the A330 aircraft in response to growing demand for its popular premium economy service. The Extra Comfort option features 36 inches of seat pitch, priority boarding at the gate, complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment, and a personal power outlet.Hawaiian will phase installation of additional A330 Premium Cabins starting this autumn through early 2018. It will have 23 A330s by this summer after taking delivery of its final aircraft type on order.