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Article from BTNews 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

ANZ in Premium expansion

More premium seats are being installed by Air New Zealand (ANZ) on its existing B777-300 fleet and three B787-9 Dreamliners being delivered next year in an upgrade programme costing more than £55m.  All seven B777-300s will begin refurbishment from February. The work also includes installation of the Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system.

Each aircraft will also feature refreshed Business Premier and Economy seats as well as Air New Zealand’s leather Premium Economy seat. They will replace the Spaceseat and take the number of Premium Economy seats on the aircraft from 44 to 54.

ANZ says in response to customer demands for premium travel, the three Dreamliners scheduled to be delivered from October 201 will have a new cabin configuration to increase the number of Business Premier seats from 18 to 27 and Premium Economy seats from 21 to 33.

General manager customer experience Carrie Hurihanganui said: “With these changes, we look forward to being able to offer our customers a consistent Premium Economy product across the long-haul fleet.

“It’s also an opportunity to welcome more passengers into our premium cabins with the expanded premium footprint on our Dreamliners.

“This programme signals a clear commitment to continue to deliver the best on-board customer experience in future.”


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