6 JUNE 2016


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Article from BTNews 6 JUNE 2016

Hawaiian's new Business Class

Lie-flat seats are being installed for the first time by Hawaiian Airlines on its Airbus A330 fleet on US West Coast routes this month as an introduction to passengers of its new Business Class cabin, which enters service later this year.

The cabin includes 18 of the adjustable Optimares seats in a 2+2+2 configuration which the airline says will offer “superior functionality” to business travellers.

As well as the new cabin, Hawaiian is also increasing the number of Premium Economy seats from 40 to 68 with a 36in pitch. Passengers will also have priority boarding at the gate, free on-demand in-seat entertainment and personal power outlets.

With the new configuration, the number of seats in Hawaiian’s A330-200s will decrease from 294 to 278. The new cabins are being retrofitted over this autumn and winter.

Airline president and CEO Mark Dunkerley said: “Our custom-built fully lie-flat seats and new Premium cabin will redefine the travel experience for our passengers.

“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.”


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