Earlier today, All Nippon Airways launched two new cabin products for its Boeing B777-300/ER fleet, First Class “THE Suite” and Business Class “THE Room”. 12 Boeing B777-300ERs in the current fleet will get this upgrade.
Upgraded aircraft will have four cabins, including 8 First Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 64 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 24 Premium Economy Class in a 2-4-2 configuration, and 116 Economy Class seats in a 3-4-3 configuration, making a total of just 212 seats.
The new First Class seats are customised by JAMCO, it is similar to the First Class product installed on the ANA A380.
The seats are equipped with large 43-inch 4K monitors, addition privacy-enhancing doors and cushions made in collaboration with Nishikawa Sangyo.
The most impressive update is the new Business Class seat; the first actual usage of the Fusio seat manufactured by Safran. Other than having an individual door to provide a more private space, THE Room is also the widest Business Class seat in the world. The large 24-inch 4K screen can provide passengers the best watching experience.
At first glance, the configuration is similar to the Qsuite by Qatar Airways, which is awarded the title of Best Business Class in the world. However, the width of the seat is much wider when compared to the Qsuite and is similar to the Singapore Airlines Business Class.
New Interior Cabin Design
ANA has completely revamped the entrance area of the aircraft to create a hotel-like reception complete with welcome monitors. ANA has also designed a new food service area to embody the Japanese “Omotenashi” philosophy of hospitality.
ANA has also redesigned the self-service bar area, which now boasts mini-fridges stocked with beverages and snacks for customers to enjoy at any time. The contemporary design of the galleys integrates a backlight panel which incorporates patterns inspired by traditional Japanese hand-made paper (known as “washi”).
The first redesigned aircraft will serve the Tokyo/Haneda-London route (NH211/NH212)* from August 2nd.
* Daily operation of the redesigned aircraft will start from the end of August or beginning of September. The schedules are subject to change.
At first glance the new products, especially new Business Class “THE Room” product, is impressive from the image renderings. It seems like an improvement in all aspects compared to the current Business Class on the B777-300/ER. However, I would only able to comment more once I have tried out the real product and see how it fares. It is also widely expected that the new ANA Boeing 777-9 will have the same interior.
What do you think of ANA’s new cabin product? Are you planning to take one of the flights?