Finnair to Install New Fully Flat Seats Beginning January 2014

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Beginning January 2014, Finnair will install new fully flat seats in most of its existing long haul aircraft.

Once the installation program is completed by fall 2014, all of Finnair’s long haul Airbus fleet will have full flat seats in business class, with the exception of three older aircraft. These three aircraft will be the first to be removed from the fleet with the arrival of A350 XWBs in 2015. The total investment, including replacement investments, is approximately 29 million euros or approximately 39 million dollars.

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“The full flat experience has been very well received by customers in Business Class,” says Allister Paterson, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Full flat seats are the new standard for quality-conscious customers, and for Finnair.”

The Zodiac Seats UK Vantage model seats selected by Finnair are already in use on the airline’s four newest Airbus A330s. The seats are designed to provide a fully-flat bed measuring up to 79 inches (200 cm), while shoulder room measures 23 inches (58 cm). The fully adjustable seats also come with an individual reading light, adjustable head rest, mood lights and a range of inflight entertainment options.

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Contour Vantage A330/A340

Seat width between armrest: 20.07 inches

Seat width at shoulder level: 22.83 inches

Bed length: 79.17 inches

Bed width at head level: 20 inches

Bed width at shoulder level: 20 inches 

Bed width at hip level: 20 inches 

Bed width at foot level: 10.98 inches

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