Swiss Unveils New First and Business-class A340 Seats

The Airbus A340 will be upgraded and refitted with similar specifications as the airline’s Boeing 777s.

First-class seats.

Swiss (Swiss International Air Lines AG), will be installing new seats on its fleet of Airbus A340 aircraft, across the first, business, and economy-class cabins.

The first A340 with refitted cabins departed from Zurich on Thursday on the airline’s Tokyo flight LX160. All five of the aircraft will eventually be decked out with the new cabin products by this summer. Following Tokyo, destinations including Boston, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv will be served by the redesigned A340s.

These upgraded cabins will align the Airbus A340’s products to similar specifications as those found on board Swiss’ Boeing 777s.

Business-class seats.

Designed with a palette of warm browns, greys, and European oak wood accents, the first-class seats come with woven bulkheads and curtain screens that help reduce noise. Passengers can expect a 32-inch entertainment screen, cocktail table with integrated lighting, as well as electronically-adjustable binds for window seats.

Meanwhile, business-class seats convert into a fully flat-beds that are more than two meters long. Other features include headphone hangers and straps for storing tablets and magazines, as well as more personal stowage.

The galleys and lightning system in the cabins have also been upgraded, alongside the in-flight entertainment system, which now allows internet connectivity.

These revamped A340 cabins follow the debut of new business-class amenity kits, as well as a new Swiss First-class Lounge at Zurich Airport last year.

More information here.


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