September 14 2017  |  Seating

Alaska Airlines opts for Recaro seating for 43 aircraft

By Hibah Noor

Alaska Airlines and Recaro officials with the company CL4710 which will be on domestic and short international flights

Alaska Airlines will equip 32 new 737 MAX aircraft and retrofit 11 aircraft with the new CL4710 Business Class seats from Recaro in an order planned for late this year.

The CL4710 Business Class seat, for domestic and shorter international flights, has an in-arm table and tablet holder with a power outlet. The new seat will be installed in the First Class cabins of Alaska Airlines Boeing aircraft starting in the fall of 2018.

In addition, the lightweight BL3530 Economy Class aircraft seat will be featured in the linefit and retrofit aircraft.

“We have been working very closely with Alaska Airlines for six years. Together we are defining the requirements for the aircraft seats and taking the customer through the entire product life cycle. Customer feedback helps us to optimize the seats on a continuous basis,” says Sunitha Vegerla, General Manager of Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million passengers a year to 118 destinations with an average 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, and Cuba. With Alaska Airlines and Alaska Global Partners, passengers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranks among the largest airlines in North America.

More than 80% of Alaska Airlines’ fleet of aircraft are currently equipped with seats from Recaro.

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