Just before the start of the new year, the first Airbus A330 equipped with the new airberlin Business Class took off from Dusseldorf destined for Abu Dhabi. The new configuration with 19 seats offers flight guests even more privacy and provides direct access to the aisle from every seat. The majority of the seats also offer completely individual seating. In no time at all, the new seats can be fully reclined into comfortable beds to guarantee a relaxing flight. In addition the new seats have a massage function. Entertainment on board is provided by the Inflight Entertainment System via an individual 15-inch monitor at each seat. This gives guests a choice of more than 200 hours of entertainment including current box office hits, TV series, music and games, as well as providing a USB port.
“Looking after our guests on the first flight with our new Business Class was really something special. The new seats offer an even higher level of comfort. They can be reclined to be completely horizontal and provide guests with an excellent sleeping experience – almost like sleeping on clouds,” Senior Cabin Attendant Claudia Kienert says. “Our aim is to ensure that our flight guests leave the aircraft at the end of a long flight feeling rested and relaxed. We continue to offer first class, individual service to each guest in their seat, of course, and to make sure they have everything they need during the flight,” says Claudia Kienert.
airberlin Captain Mathias Berbuir and his co-pilot Jan Prämassing flew the Airbus A330-200 with the registration D-ALPD from the Rhineland metropolis to the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Flight guests in the airberlin Business Class receive an Amenity Kit containing high quality personal care products and useful travel accessories, which has already won the TravelPlus "Gold Award". In terms of culinary delights guests have a choice of several dishes from the renowned Sansibar Restaurant on the island of Sylt complemented by accompanying Sansibar wines. The culinary offer is rounded off with snacks, fresh fruit and a wide choice of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
airberlin is gradually equipping its long-haul fleet with the new Business Class seats which are produced by the manufacturer Sogerma. With its new Business Class, Germany’s second largest airline not only offers an outstanding product, but also guarantees a seamless travel experience with its Partner Etihad Airways and the members of oneworld®.