Avianca reveals modern new seats for A320 fleet
Throughout ALTA Airline Leaders Discussion board 2021, an occasion hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Affiliation in Bogota, Avianca offered three new seats that will likely be retrofitted throughout the provider’s short- and medium-haul A320 fleet. The Premium, Plus and Financial system seats had been all designed by Recaro Plane Seating, with an modern strategy to its new enterprise class seats.
Dubbed ‘Premium’ the brand new ‘Enterprise Class’ proposition was developed completely by Recaro for Avianca, obtainable on the primary three rows of the plane. This would be the widest seat for passengers preferring touring with the best consolation. The design could have a central console with particular person compartments, an influence plug, USB port and recline up.
Not like competitor within the area, LATAM’s ‘Premium Economy’ product, Avianca’s seat goes past simply blocking the center seat, as an alternative opting to change the center seat structure with a everlasting armrest fixture, optimising the passenger area. That is additionally a intelligent adaptation of an current seat kind, which means much less certification, lowered prices and lead time and extra commonality to seat components due to a the shared seat ancestry all through the cabin.
In the meantime the financial system cabin is cut up in to 2 sections, just like the strategy different legacy carriers are taking. On the entrance, is ‘Plus’, obtainable for individuals who choose being nearer to the door when disembarking. Out there between rows 4 and 14, the seat’s design is light-weight but comfy, however it additionally has an unbiased headrest with 6 positions for ‘higher relaxation’, an unbiased stand for private digital units and USB ports and the choice to recline.
Behind these enhanced financial system seats sits the usual financial system cabin in rows 13 to 32, which has an easier design with further providers obtainable for buy to customize the journey expertise. These seats are pre-reclined which means there isn’t any alternative to recline the seat, however nonetheless has a stand for private digital units built-in into the desk and provides USB ports for all passengers.
These adjustments are all about optimising the fleet, and as such the plane additionally consists of Airbus’ SpaceFlex, a module that optimises the rear of the plane, combining the galleys and bogs, permitting Avianca to extend its seat capability.
Within the following days, shoppers will start to see the Plus and Financial system seats on flights inside Colombia though the complete SpaceFlex cabins received’t enter the fleet till the second quarter of 2022. It additionally confirmed that the 787 Dreamliner plane, presently used for long-haul flights in America and Europe, will protect the normal enterprise class cabin, however the remainder of the plane will likely be redesigned including state-of-the-art seats.