If you are taking business class flights to Honolulu from Sydney or Brisbane on Hawaiian Airlines’ Airbus A330 aircraft, then you surely in for even more good times. You can look forward to flying in revamped business class seats to these destinations.
Hawaiian Airlines recently announced it will be introducing new business class seats on its Airbus A330 aircraft to be operated between Brisbane and Sydney and Honolulu. The airline has also decided to expand its hugely popular economy comfort cabin as well. The airline’s move is aimed at giving tough competition to its rivals Qantas Airways and Jetstar.
The airline will be installing its new business class seats across its Airbus A330 fleet starting from Q2 2016 and continue through till the middle of 2017. According to Hawaiian Airlines, the revamped business class cabins will be prominently featuring fully-flat beds in a 2-2-2 configuration. Until now the airline had been offering recliner seats which are more similar to a premium economy product or Jetstar’s business class instead of premium products currently found on most international carriers operating flights to Australia.
Mark Dunkerley, Chief Executive of Hawaiian Airlines, said, “The company decided to go in for a 2-2-2 configuration instead of 1-2-1 because most of the customers booking business class tickets to Honolulu from Sydney or Brisbane were couples or family groups, and therefore they didn’t require the same sort of privacy as demanded by business travellers. The revamp of Airbus A330 fleet will herald a new era of premium service and underscore the company’s objective to make Hawaiian Airline as the premier destination carrier.”