Hawaiian Airlines’ new lie flat seats take off from Sydney today
Australian travellers flying Hawaiian Airlines from today on flights between Sydney or Brisbane and Honolulu will step on board the airline’s newly redesigned Airbus A330 aircraft featuring an elegant new Premium Cabin and expansion of the airline’s popular Extra Comfort product.
New Premium Cabin
Incorporating flowing curves evocative of the winds and the ocean, Hawaiian’s spacious Premium Cabin features 18 lie-flat leather seats that fold into 180-degree beds at a roomy 20.5 inches wide and 76 inches long. Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests such as couples, families and honeymooners, while offering superior functionality to the business traveler.
Hawaiian has also partnered with renowned local designer Sig Zane on a new line of complimentary amenity kits, a cotton quilt and a lounging pillow all fashionably adorned in a ‘Auli‘ilani lehua flower pattern. Premium Cabin guests will receive a selection of soothing products, including a hand and body balm, lip balm and hydrating mist, dental kit, a bamboo comb, and socks with a playful slipper design that invites travelers to “E Hiamoe Maika‘i” (Sleep well). An eye mask, plush mattress pad and pillow are also provided for restful sleep.
Hawaiian’s Executive Chef Chai Chaowasaree will delight guests with world-class cuisine presented on custom-crafted dinnerware, linens and trays, and showcasing delicious regional food by Hawai‘i’s top local chefs. A premier cocktail and full beverage bar service will offer specialty drinks such as a signature Mai Tai, wines selected by Hawaiian’s Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya, local craft beer and Hawai‘i-made spirits.
Guests will enjoy intuitive seat controls and access to multiple power ports, including two USB connections and one A/C outlet. An advanced in-flight entertainment system with over 100 hours of movies and TV is powered by a 13-inch wide-screen tablet resting on an adjustable telescoping arm for optimal viewing angle and comfort.
68 Extra Comfort Seats
The airline’s popular Extra Comfort seating introduced in 2014 has proven a hit with Australian travellers and is now expanded from 40 to 68 seats per aircraft. Extra Comfort offers 36 inches of seat pitch, priority boarding at the gate, complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment, and a personal power outlet.
In the new configuration, Hawaiian’s A330 aircraft seat 278 passengers, with 18 Premium Cabin Lie Flat seats, 68 Extra Comfort seats and Main Cabin seating for 192 guests with a roomy seat pitch of 31 inches. From the moment travellers board a Hawaiian Airlines flight, the airlines’ signature mea ho’okipa (translation: I am host) on-board hospitality is offered – a warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands.
Source = Hawaiian Airlines