Aer Lingus new Business Class for Boeing 757 launched

Four aircraft will be fully retrofitted by mid May 2016

Aer Lingus has started the introduction of its Business Class lie-flat bed on board its Boeing 757 aircraft.

The first aircraft went into service on the 17th of February on flight EI 135 from Shannon to Boston. By mid May 2016 four Boeing 757 aircraft will be fully retrofitted with the Business Class suite.

The new seat transforms into a fully lie-flat 6.5ft long bed with a width of 22 inches.

Custom-designed storage means passengers can keep your laptop, phone, tablet and bags within reach. There are built-in power and charge points with universal sockets and a USB power outlet, so passengers can stay fully charged for the entire flight.

The new seats which offer the following features:

  • Fully flat 2 metre bed
  • 22 inch seat width
  • 4 single seats with double sided stowage
  • Shoe and laptop/tablet stowage
  • Jacket hooks for use throughout flight
  • Universal charge point
  • USB power
  • Ample work space
  • Increased stowage
  • 14 inch personal screen
  • Multi-touch screen and remote controller
  • Custom made cotton rich duvets and pillows

A tour of the new cabin is available on Google Maps.

The seat supplier is Thompson and is its Aero Vantage model.

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Thompson Aero Seating