Hong Kong Airlines debuts new A350 business class product

Hong Kong Airlines has unveiled its refreshed business class cabin on its fleet of A350 aircraft.

At the heart of the new product is the upgraded business class seat, designed in-house using Rockwell Collins’ Super Diamond platform

Each seat comes with a set of specially designed smooth and soft bedding while the modern and neutral tones in the refreshed cabin offers a comfortable environment for travellers to work and relax in.

All of Hong Kong Airlines’ 33 new Business Class seats on the A350 are ideally arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, which guarantee passengers direct access to the aisles and maximum privacy to work, rest and unwind. With a simple touch of the seat control panel, the seat can be easily reclined into different positions or converted into a comfortable 78-inch full-flat bed, ensuring travellers get ultimate rest during the flight.

Hong Kong Airlines has partnered with Thales Group to install a brand-new AVANT IFE system into the A350 aircraft. With a 17-inch widescreen monitor, the system features the Avii Touch Passenger Media Unit. Avii provides intuitive navigation, full android smartphone look and feel, and acts as a second entertainment screen.

Thales is also providing FlytCare services and Ka-band connectivity to the fleet of 9 new A330 and 19 A350 aircraft.

Speaking at a special product showcase event Wang Liya, Hong Kong Airlines vice chairman and president said, “Our latest business class offering and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system is the result of an ambitious effort to revamp our premium services for our customers. These are significant investments for the Company, and will help lead Hong Kong Airlines into a new decade of success.”

Hong Kong Airlines’ new business class product on its latest A350 will be deployed on the Bangkok route for crew familiarisation during its first month of operation, after which it will serve Los Angeles regularly.


Written by: Alexander Preston

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