China Southern Airlines’ first aircraft fully equipped, with Recaro seats made its maiden flight on July 3rd, flying from Guangzhou to Shanghai Hongqiao. It is the first of twenty China Southern’s A350-900 aircraft with a full cabin of Recaro seats. The business class features the all-new Recaro CL6710 seats, while the premium economy and economy class are fitted with Recaro’s PL3530 and CL3710.
On the maiden flight of China Southern’s brand-new A350-900 to Shanghai, passengers got to experience Recaro comfort in all three classes – economy, premium economy and business class.
The business class of this new A350, the first of 20 China Southern ordered, is fitted with all-new Recaro CL6710 seats in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration. This gives all passengers direct access to the aisles. It is also the first line fit program for the CL6710 seat on a A350 platform. The CL6710 business class seat can be reclined into a full flatbed, offers plenty of space to the passenger and ample storage. The 18.5” monitor also provides gate-to-gate inflight entertainment.
The new aircraft’s premium economy and economy class are outfitted with Recaro’s PL3530 and CL3710, respectively. The PL3530 provides premium economy passengers with ergonomic seating positions, exceptional living space and additional stowage options at a very comfortable 38” pitch. In addition, PL3530’s individually-adjustable calf rest contributes to an extra measure of comfort.
At the same time, the CL3710 also offers passengers in economy class ergonomic comfort. The seat’s patented six-way headrest and neck support ensures optimal use for both shorter and taller passengers. Topped with a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment systems and USB outlets, this seat is one of the best in its class.
“China Southern, the biggest Airlines in APAC, equips 20 of its A350-900 aircraft with full cabin Recaro seats; saying I am proud would be an understatement,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, Recaro’s CEO and Shareholder. “We are very happy to contribute to the satisfaction of China Southern passengers by combining lightweight design with seating comfort and quality. As two strong and reliable brands, we both aim to always deliver the absolute best to our customers – whether it be in business, premium economy or economy class.”
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