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Post-Pandemic Privacy: Zim Aircraft Seating Secures Contract for New Premium Economy Seat with Air New Zealand

BySamantha Nguyen

May 29, 2024
Zim signs deal with the first customer for their new premium economy seat | Breaking News

Zim Aircraft Seating has recently secured a contract with an undisclosed widebody customer for their new premium economy seat, which is set to be launched with Air New Zealand. The reclining variant of this new product has generated high demand according to Zim’s CEO Sven Achilles. Customers have the option to choose between a heavier fixed-shell seat or a lighter recliner.

Both versions of the premium economy seat offer additional privacy elements, which Achilles believes is crucial for customers in the post-pandemic era. Passengers are increasingly seeking personal space and privacy, which is reflected in the design of the new seat that includes ‘protective ears’ for added privacy. Zim is also integrating anti-microbial coatings on plastic surfaces to address hygiene concerns brought about by the pandemic.

Zim has launched two new products to cater to this growing market segment. Achilles emphasizes the financial benefits of investing in premium economy seating for airlines. While business class may generate more revenue, the square footage of premium economy seats makes them a strong business case. Despite current challenges such as supply chain shortages and aircraft delivery delays from OEMs, Zim is optimistic about its future prospects and aims to continue providing innovative seating solutions to the aviation industry.

By Samantha Nguyen

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