Garuda Indonesia's all-new international business class takes flight on its equally new Airbus A330-300 this month.
The SkyTeam member airline is upgrading from today's 2-2-2 business class seating arrangement to a more passenger-friendly 1-2-1 layout – specifically, the Super Diamond design from B/E Aerospace – which also boasts plenty of creature comforts.
The lie-flat seats are some 4 inches wider than Garuda's current A330 premium seats with more personal space and personal storage, AC power and two USB ports, along with a larger 16 inch HD video monitor with touchscreen controller.
The self-service mini-bar has also had a refresh to allow more room for drinks and snacks.
Garuda has a total of 11 factory-fresh Airbus A330s on order, with the first four due this year across January, March, May and September.
However, the new jets will see only 24 business class seats down from 42 in its previous generation A330s, while the economy cabin increases in size from 215 seats to 263.
The airline's current A330 fleet will not be upgraded to the new business class.
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