Small Planet Airlines to Upgrade Cabin Interiors Fleet Wide
Small Planet Airlines, a Lithuanian leisure carrier, announced plans to install new interiors in all the aircraft in its fleet.
The airline, which saw its profit margin grow from 3.9% to 6.2% in the first half of the year, says it will use the additional profits to fund the project. The project’s budget is €6 million.
Small Planet plans to create a salon-like atmosphere, it said in a statement, and will install new Recaro leather seats, LED lighting, and a new in-flight entertainment system that passengers can connect to using their laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The Recaro seats will be significantly lighter than the ones they replace and the weight saving will contribute to improved fuel economy for the aircraft. The new lighting system will be set to moods that correspond to different phases of the flight and day, such as boarding, daytime, and evening.
In addition, the Vilnius-based airline plans to introduce an Economy Premium section. Passengers who purchase seats in this section will have more legroom, priority through security checkpoints, more attention from the cabin crew, and a hot lunch that may be preordered prior to the flight.
Small Planet currently has 16 Airbus A320 and two Boeing 737-300 airliners in its fleet. Founded in 2010, the airline is the successor to what was originally known as Lithuanian Airlines.
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