Virgin Australia business class travelers can now enjoy an upgraded cabin on the Boeing 777-300ER. The new cabin, called ‘The Business’, features 37 individual and private suits, which can convert into full queen size beds. In addition, each passenger has an 18-inch HD touchscreen monitor and a Luke Mangan-designed food menu.
London-based company tangerine designed the cabin and it has already won a Good Design Award 2016 and Red Dot Award 2016. The new cabin is available on the daily flights between Sydney and Los Angeles and will be installed on all of the 777-300ER fleet by September.
John Borghetti, CEO of Virgin Australia Group, said: “I’m confident this is the best Business Class flying on the Pacific and that it will be the top choice for premium travellers.
“Together with our partner Delta, we will become the only trans-Pacific alliance that can offer our Business Class guests lie flat beds with direct aisle access on all services between Australia and the United States. As the largest airline partner of Tourism Australia, we are passionate about promoting Australia to the United States and the world.”
Matt Round, Chief Creative Officer at tangerine, said: “Great design creates outstanding customer experiences that transform business. This is what we have done for Virgin Australia and it’s shaking the market.”
Virgin Australia has also upgraded the Premium Economy cabin. The new ‘Premium’ has 19.5-inch-wide seats with nine inches of recline and 41-inches of pitch, plus improved food and drink services. Furthermore, those requiring extra legroom can make use of the new ‘Economy Space + ’ product, which is located in the first five rows and the exit rows of the cabin. www.futuretravelexperience.com