Brussels Airlines has unveiled completely new Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class products for its long-haul aircraft.
The airline calls its newly introduced and retrofitted A330 aircraft “a boutique hotel in the air”, as it offers the same small scale personal experience as a boutique hotel.
The new layouts have 294 seats in total. 30 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 layout, 21 Premium Economy in a 2-3-2 layout and 244 in Economy Class in 2-4-2 style.
Until now, Brussels Airlines long-haul A330 have operated in a 2-class layout with the first four rows of economy designated as a Comfort Zone (also called Economy Privilege). The existing layout of the A330-200 aircraft has 262 seats, 22 Business and 240 Economy (including the Comfort Zone). The existing layout of the A330-300 aircraft has 288 seats, 30 Business and 258 Economy (including the Comfort Zone).
So the new design introduces a separate Premium Economy and more seats overall with a total of 294.
The Belgian touch
The cabins feature material such as wood and leather and inspiration from Belgian Art Nouveau and Victor Horta. All seats feature rich 3D textured fabric, inspired by Belgian designers like Dries Van Noten.
The new Business Class seat can be converted to a lounge sofa or a 2m long full flat bed with adjustable softness. This combined with the new lighting ambiance tailored to all flight phases, ensures a rejuvenating sleep for jet lag-free flying across time zones.
The 15.6” HD screen can be tilted to adapt to all seating positions and includes high-quality noise-cancelling headphones.
Business Class passengers can enjoy a four-course gastronomic meal, fine wines and a walk-up bar on board, located just behind the Business Class cabin, offering famous Belgian beers as well as a place to network with fellow Business Class passengers.
The new Premium Economy Class is completely separated from the other classes, creating a quiet and relaxed environment with soft purple and blue colours.
The seat has a 38” seat pitch (23% more legroom compared to Economy Class), a wide seat with a big headrest and a 40° seat recline.
It also has a 13.3” HD screen and a large table with AC & USB power plugs.
The new Economy cabin provides additional comfort for every guest. The new Economy seat features an ergonomic headrest offering increased privacy and adjustable neck support. A large seat recline, personal USB port and a wide choice of entertainment and games on a 10.1’’ screen ensure an enjoyable and relaxing flight.
Economy passengers can enjoy a meal with aperitif and complimentary beers, wines and spirits.
Brussels Airlines is investing 10 million euro per aircraft and the first refurbished A330 will be operational in April 2019.
The interior was designed in collaboration with JPA Design.
About Brussels Airlines (SN)
Brussels Airlines is the largest airline in Belgium and is headquartered at Brussels.
Routes: Over 500 flights daily, connecting Brussels to over 100 European and African destinations and New York JFK, Washington D.C. and Toronto.
Aircraft: The airline currently operates over 50 aircraft.
- 22 Airbus A319
- 16 Airbus A320
- 12 Airbus A330
- 4 Avro RJ1000
Alliance: Star Alliance
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