Lonely Planet Writer

Hawaiian Airlines introduces fully lie-flat seats in Premium Cabin

Hawaiian Airlines is about to give luxury a whole new meaning with the introduction of lie-flat seating in its newest planes.

Hawaiian Airlines is introducing a lie-flat bed in its new Airbus A330 planes
Hawaiian Airlines is introducing a lie-flat bed in its new Airbus A330 planes Image by Simon_sees / CC BY 2.0

The Airbus A330 aircraft which it has welcomed into its fleet has a spacious Premium Cabin that certainly makes guests feel at home.

It contains island-inspired designs with twinkling stars recalling the Polynesian navigation history of the island.

The airline’s president and CEO, Mark Dunkerley, put it succinctly when he declared that their lie-flats seats and new Premium Cabin “redefined the leisure travel business.”

PRNewswire reports the executive as saying that their guests would fly in “unparalleled comfort.”

In all this compartment houses 18 lie-flat seats which can fold up into 180-degree beds that are 76 inches long and 20.5 inches wide.

They are aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration and the seats are suitable for either the holidaymaker or for the business traveller.

All of the Cabin guests will have seat controls and multiple power ports including two USB connections at hand.

The carriers worked with PaulWylde, a California-based consultancy, to integrate flowing curves hinting at wind and ocean.

They also teamed up organic texture with saturated colour in the luxury Premium Cabin.

The airline is to phase in further A330 Premium Cabins later this year and running for up to two years. It will have 23 A330s operating by this summer .