Hawaiian Airlines reconfigured its Airbus A330s with lie-flat seats in business class. The upgraded A330s will be deployed first on Los Angeles–Honolulu flights. Meanwhile, the carrier will begin taking deliveries of Airbus A330neos in 2019.
Virgin Australia will roll out its new, longer lie-flat seats in business class next month, with installations on its entire Airbus A330 fleet expected by November. Qantas, meanwhile, will continue the roll-out of its new A330 Business Suite.
Lie-flat beds are coming to Qantas Business Suite class, with the airline planning to unveil the upgrading seating next week. Qantas is installing the seating on its A330 aircraft on flights beginning in December.
Air Pacific is seeking a big improvement to its seating and in-flight entertainment system with the addition of Weber 7811 lie-flat seats to its business class. The seats include AC power and a 15.4-inch seat-back LCD screen. Economy class will feature Weber's slim-line 5751 model seats, with a 9-inch touch screen. The airline plans to begin the rollout of its new interiors with three new A330s it receives next year.
Delta Air Lines says it has finished installing lie-flat seats on its Boeing 777 and 767-400ER aircraft. The seats will be made available to BusinessElite passengers. Delta says that by 2013 it will have equipped its entire fleet of wide-body planes with the full lie-flat seats.