January 4 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

airberlin launches fully-flat business class

By Lauren Brunetti

The new airberlin Business Class offers flight guests even more privacy and provides direct access to the aisle from every seat

airberlin has unveiled its new fully-flat business class product, fitted on one of the carrier’s A330 aircraft operating between Dusseldorf and Abu Dhabi.

The new configuration with 19 seats, offers flight guests even more privacy and provides direct access to the aisle from every seat, the official press release said.  The majority of the seats also offer completely individual seating. In no time at all, the new seats can be fully reclined into comfortable beds to guarantee a relaxing flight.

In addition, the new seats also have a massage function. Entertainment onboard is provided by the Inflight Entertainment System via an individual 15-inch monitor at each seat. This gives guests a choice of more than 200 hours of entertainment including current box office hits, TV series, music and games, as well as providing a USB port.

“Looking after our guests on the first flight with our new Business Class was really something special. The new seats offer an even higher level of comfort. They can be reclined to be completely horizontal and provide guests with an excellent sleeping experience – almost like sleeping on clouds,” said Claudia Kienert, Senior Cabin Attendant in the media release. “Our aim is to ensure that our flight guests leave the aircraft at the end of a long flight feeling rested and relaxed. We continue to offer first class, individual service to each guest in their seat, of course, and to make sure they have everything they need during the flight.” 

airberlin Captain, Mathias Berbuir and his co-pilot Jan Prämassing flew the Airbus A330-200 with the registration D-ALPD from the Rhineland metropolis to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Flight guests in the airberlin Business Class receive an Amenity Kit containing high quality personal care products and useful travel accessories, which has already won the TravelPlus "Gold Award". In terms of culinary delights guests have a choice of several dishes from the renowned Sansibar Restaurant on the island of Sylt complemented by accompanying Sansibar wines. The culinary offer is rounded off with snacks, fresh fruit and a wide choice of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

airberlin is gradually equipping its long-haul fleet with the new Business Class seats which are produced by the manufacturer Sogerma. 

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