Air New Zealand’s Economy cabin has been named as the best Economy Class of 2013 by air travel design website, TheDesignAir. The airline’s economy class offering distinguished itself with a number of innovative features, quality in-flight meals/wines, attentive service and extensive in-flight entertainment options.
Air New Zealand’s Economy class features include 31-34 inch seat pitch (32-33 inch in 777-300s), 17.1 to 17.8 inch seat width and audio-video on demand on mid and long-haul flights.
Skycouch, a unique seating feature, ideal for two passengers traveling together, through which a 3-seat row can be converted into a “couch” by folding the armrests and foot-supports is another feature of the airline’s Economy class. Skycouch seating option is available on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft used on Los Angeles and San Francisco to Auckland flights.
Air New Zealand’s Boeing 777-300ER premium economy also recently won all premium economy awards – best premium economy class, best premium economy seat and best premium economy catering – by air travel rating site, SkyTrax.