Japan Airlines has upgraded its business class Sky Suite and ready to provide great experience to its premium customers. Japan’s national flag carrier had for quite some time now been working on this and wanted to bring out something innovative. The Zodiac Cirrus seat is being installed by the airline on its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. The passengers will be seated vertically in the centre sections. The airline will though continue to offer a fully flat bed offering direct aisle access to every customer traveling in business class cabin.
Media reports said that the centre pair of the herringbone seats would be of 3D nature. There will be around 8 top 10 inch difference in heights between the lower port and higher starboard seats whenever reclined into bed mode. The overlap would be seen in the footwell area only and would be invisible to the traveler. The customers are however likely to find it rather unusual to find themselves reclining to different heights.
A spokesperson of Japan Airlines said that the centre pair of seats are expected to gain popularity, particularly among customers booking business class flights to Honolulu and other leisure markets being offered on Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts. The spokesperson said that it has been observed that there are many customers traveling in couples, and therefore they are more likely to book these seats. Another major attraction for these customers would be that the centre pairs of Zodiac’s Cirrus seats are angled together and hence would be most sought-after.
According to the reports, the previous seat design in Sky Suite has been retained by Japan Airlines. The taupe suede leather and red fabric matching the earlier Sky Suite aesthetic has been retained by Japan Airlines. The new Zodiac Cirrus Sky Suite business class seats would be installed on Japan Airline’s11 Boeing 777-200ER aircrafts on international routes. The first Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with new Zodiac Cirrus seats would be launched in July 2016, while the remaining aircrafts would see the installation of new business class suites completed in 2017.