Carrier in China to Offer Business Class Flat Bed Seats
GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2005
China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) (HKSE:1055)
(SHA:600029) -- www.cs-air.com/en -- the largest airline in The
People's Republic of China, has taken delivery of its third of four,
brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft.
The brand-new aircraft arrived last weekend in Guangzhou and is
slated to be used in China Southern's domestic routes from Baiyun
International Airport in Guangzhou to both Beijing and Shanghai. The
team leader representing China Southern in Toulouse, France at Airbus
was Mr. Zhang Jiangming, Assistant President, China Southern Airlines.
"There is always something reassuring to our passengers when they
fly on a brand-new aircraft and China Southern is pleased to offer the
newest Airbus aircraft in the Chinese marketplace today," said Mr.
He added that China Southern Airlines, "has and will continue to
set the highest standards in Business Class service in China and
throughout Asia. We will continue to put the emphasis on Premium with
our brand-new minipod design Premium Business Class product, which
offers all of the key design features that our customers expect from
China's largest and best airline."
Direct from the Airbus factory floor in Toulouse, France, China
Southern's brand-new Airbus A330 features 24 Minipod Premium Business
Class seats from B/E Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAV) which has won four
prestigious design awards and was a nominee for Flight International's
2004 Aerospace Industry Award.
China Southern Airlines' Airbus A330 all-new Premium Business
Class seats feature:
-- An ergonomically-designed fixed privacy shell which transforms
into an eight degree flat bed -- 1.9 meters long. The entire
seat translates forward -- and widens -- in one swift motion
-- offering a private fixed living space for each passenger;
-- Independent rotating leg rest adjustments which rises up and
down -- provides support to lower legs and calves;
-- Electrically extending foot rest extension and bottom cushion
extension which lengthens and shortens;
-- Fully adjustable, automatic lumbar massage function;
-- Viewing screen and on-board music channels;
-- Easily accessible, AC power plugs for laptops and CD players.
No adaptors are needed;
-- Private storage cavity and hip recess for added personal
-- 58 inches of pitch between shell pods;
-- Individual directional LED reading light with full
-- Pull-out privacy divider separating each passenger.
The largest airline in The People's Republic of China for the past
13 years, China Southern Airlines -- www.cs-air.com/en -- connects
more than 80 cities around the globe. Major business and vacation
destinations served in China include: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou,
Guilin, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan, as well as
international service, including: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hanoi,
Ho Chi Minh City, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Los Angeles,
Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Penang, Phnom Penh, Seoul,
Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
For China Southern Airlines reservations and information, please
contact your local travel agent.
Note: High res .jpeg photos of China Southern Airlines' new Airbus
A330 aircraft as well as its new Premium Business Class, flat bed seat
are available upon request to Ruffolopr@aol.com.
China Southern Airlines
Jeff Ruffolo, 714-532-2054
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