There’s a certain magic when cruising at 40,000ft on your way to somewhere new. Five years ago, Air New Zealand set themselves a challenge and since then, have spent over 170,000 hours researching, designing and talking to customers to design their new world-class cabins.
At the end of June, Air New Zealand unveiled their ‘Cabin of Possibility’ for their new Dreamliners, due to arrive in 2024, which will give customers more choice than any other airline, providing the best sleep in the sky.
With all new cabins, such as Business Premier Luxe™ which is designed for more space and privacy. In Business Premier Luxe™ and Business Premier™ customers wanted a space that allows them to work, sleep and dine, complemented by the latest technology and digital innovations. And Air New Zealand have certainly delivered on that.
But the biggest innovation is actually in their Economy cabin. Skynest will be a game changer for the economy travel experience. Customers will be able to stretch out in one of six sleep pods for part of their journey and catch some shut-eye, with sleep and wellness being such an important aspect for customers post-pandemic.
And as mentioned earlier, with sustainability being such a key priority for the airline, the new cabins are made using fabric, rather than leather, which has allowed them to save around 1kg in weight per Business Premier and Premium Economy seat. This, together with 20% lighter serviceware and the removal of 28 million plastic dishes, is helping to reduce overall carbon emissions and plastic waste.
But in the meantime, while these aircraft are in development, Air New Zealand’s current Business Premier™ cabin is packed with features that make it a cut above. So, why not reach new heights of comfort travelling in Premium Economy or Business Premier™ and make yourself at home. And with delicious Kiwi-inspired cuisines, matched with premium New Zealand wines, you’re in for the ultimate in-flight experience.
* Data sourced from New Zealand Customs Service Report: Arriving and Departing Air Passenger Movement Numbers in NZ 1 January – 31 July 2022