AirCalin to reveal new business class for Airbus A330neo jets

AirCalin to reveal new business class for Airbus A330neo jets

New Caledonia's Aircalin is expected to reveal all-new business class seats for its Airbus A330neo jets this month, ahead of the aircraft's delivery towards the end of this year.

The new 'Hibiscus Class' A330neo seats will offer direct aisle access through a 1-2-1 layout, replacing the current 2-2-2 pods of Aircalin's ageing A330s (shown below).

The A330neo, which is scheduled to take wing in December 2019 on flights to Sydney, Tokyo and Osaka, is an updated version of the popular A330 series, offering greater efficiency for airlines but also improved customer for passengers, including the AirSpace cabin concept featuring larger overhead luggage bins, LED lighting schemes and a "welcome area" by the doors.

Read more: Airbus rethinks the aircraft cabin with 'Airspace' 

Aircalin has signed up for two A330neos to replace the A330s now flying into Asia, while two factory-fresh Airbus A320neo single-aisle jets due in 2020 will likewise see the airline's pair of A320 jets which service Australia and New Zealand put out to pasture.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

6 comments

  • lind26

    lind26

    10 Jan, 2019 10:24 am

    Great airline with great service.
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  • parishiltons

    parishiltons

    16 Jan, 2019 03:12 pm

    Thanks David
    In the absence of other details is it known whether they will be full-flats? There's a dearth of these on south Pacific island airline services.
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  • David Flynn

    David

    16 Jan, 2019 03:46 pm

    If I had any more info, such as lie-flat vs recliner, that would have been in the article. We'll share more once Aircalin reveals the seats to the media.
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  • parishiltons

    parishiltons

    16 Jan, 2019 04:20 pm

    Thanks again David
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  • John Corbett

    John C

    16 Jan, 2019 04:28 pm

    I love AirCalin :)))
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  • TRSDW

    TRSDW

    16 Jan, 2019 05:03 pm

    The 330 is also used on the NOU-PPT weekly flight and some NOU-SYD flights.
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