FTE takes a look at how Asian airlines are embracing the latest technological developments to improve the in-flight passenger experience.
Air China has taken delivery of its first 747-8 Intercontinental, which is configured in a four-class layout and has a culturally inspired cabin interior.
Family Booths, Duo-seating, iPad-equipped crew, an onboard snack bar and destination-related bookings via the IFE system are among the many innovations.
BA has confirmed that 18 of its Boeing 747s will receive a cabin refresh, with Panasonic’s eX3 in-flight entertainment system to be installed.
British carrier Thomas Cook Airlines has unveiled its all-new Airbus A330, which includes a Premium cabin for the first time, as well as an enhanced Economy offer.
United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the 787-9 Dreamliner, which is equipped with Panasonic’s eXConnect Wi-Fi service.
Air New Zealand’s first refurbished Boeing 777-200ER has entered service and includes the new Premium Economy product, Skycouch and Panasonic’s eX3 IFE system.
Finnair, the European launch customer for the A350 XWB, has revealed its cabin design for the aircraft, which it says will “create a special customer experience”.
Airbus has unveiled the A330neo, which will include LED mood lighting in the cabin, along with full connectivity, 3D IFE capabilities and more seats.