Couple Beds in Economy Class for Air New Zealand Passengers

Air-New-ZealandAir New Zealand has disclosed the airline's "skycouch" which followed a successful safety campaign in May. "The first major improvement in economy class travel comfort in 20 years - beds" is what the company calls it. The service will be a boon for passengers who get tired of sitting around in the economy class and yearn to lie down.

Airline chief executive Rob Fyfe explained, "The airline's "Skycouch" will use three economy seats, folded flat to the seat-back in front, creating a space where children can play or people can relax and sleep. The Skycouch is aimed at couples and families. For those who choose, the days of sitting in economy and yearning to lie down and sleep are gone. The dream is now a reality, one that you can even share with a traveling companion ".

About a quarter of all economy seats will convert to Skycouches occupying first 11 rows in the economy cabin of the airline's new Boeing 777-300 planes, that are developed in-house by Air New Zealand designers and engineers. Sale of these seats is to start from April. Passengers need to buy 3 seats by paying for two and a half seats.