Virgin Australia recently introduced its business class suites in its new Airbus A330 fleet. The entire fleet of the airline will have the suites by the end of October 2015.
The new business class suites are equipped with many facilities. Among the major highlights include fully lie-flat beds, retractable privacy screens, 16 inch touch screens and tablet holders with additional side consoles for adding more workspace.
The hammock design seats don’t have metal bars thus allowing the passengers to cradle comfortably yet firmly. A turndown service with super cotton pillows and memory foam mattress toppers are also available for providing extra comfort. The seats are in a 1-2-1 configuration and offer direct aisle access to customers booking business class flights.
A spokesperson of Virgin Australia in a statement said that the fully lie-flat beds being offered are longer and wider when compared to those being currently provided in any other domestic business class. According to the spokesperson, the airline has also entered into an agreement with Nespresso for overcoming the challenges of making coffee at an altitude. The airline will also be offering its business class customers Luke Mangan designed menus, which will be served in restaurant style.
John Borghetti, CEO of Virgin Australia, has termed the new business class suites to be a game changer in the civil aviation industry. He hoped that with its new business class product Virgin Australia will become the number one choice for all of its premium customers purchasing business class tickets for travelling on important transcontinental routes.