27 January 2013

East Africa: Brussels Offers Brand New In-Flight Products

Kampala — Flying to Brussels, New York or to one of the numerous European destinations on the Brussels Airlines network has become more comfortable than ever.

Brussels Airlines completes this month a 30 million euro investment in comfortable flatbed seats in Business Class, generous seating comfort in Economy Class, trendy design and revolutionary entertainment technology. Thanks to this new quality product Brussels Airlines guarantees clients flying from Uganda now the highest levels of in-flight quality.

The passenger cabins of the seven Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 have undergone a genuine makeover in 2012, focused on design, innovation, comfort and the highest levels of quality. "We're introducing this superior in-flight product based on the newest technology and based on the feedback of thousands of passengers creates high expectations and ambitions", says Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin.

Business Class

Brussels Airlines Business Class passengers boarding in Entebbe now enjoy a new trendy premium seat that can be turned into a real 'flatbed' (180° flat position) of nearly two meters in the blink of an eye. But there's more. The flat bed is equipped with a pneumatic cushion which allows the passenger to choose between a "soft" or a "hard" seat, according to preference, and whereby the body weight is never pressed against the seat. Brussels Airlines is one of the first airlines in the world to introduce this "Pneumatic Cushion" technology in an even more advanced version.

The flat bed also offers relaxing massage possibilities and LED mood lighting, plenty of storage for shoes or reading material and warm, contemporary colours complete the superior comfort. The seat belts carry an airbag. Thanks to the ingenious cabin configuration not less than 24 of the 30 seats have direct aisle access. 10 of the 30 Business Class passengers have no adjacent seat and all seats guarantee lots of privacy.

Economy Class

Passengers flying to or from Uganda in Economy Class now travel in a stylish, ergonomic seat designed by Italian designers offering more legroom and seat comfort. Passengers will surely appreciate the 83 cm legroom that will allow them to relax even more during their flight. The headrest is adjustable in height and in width. The individual touch screen, equipped with USB port, measures not less than 22, 6 cm.

Revolutionary in-flight entertainment system

The new RAVE in-flight entertainment technology, of which Brussels Airlines is amongst the launch customers, is undoubtedly revolutionary. Both in Business and in Economy Class the RAVE programme will be available in six different languages. The individual Business Class screen is not less than 38, 9 cm (15,3") with navigation through modern tablet style "touch and scroll". The on demand entertainment system, that is wirelessly connected to every individual screen (and therefore more reliable than traditional centrally-driven systems) contains over 100 hours of movies and documentaries, news programmes, games, audio and e-reading material. Passengers can even connect their own iPad or other devices to the screen in Business Class. No one will get bored on board our intercontinental flights.

Another new technology is the 'Niceview' flight information programme (developed by Lufthansa Technik), offering a three-dimensional view from various camera perspectives (aircraft, cockpit, cabin, ...) on which passengers can follow the exact course of the aircraft. A window seat is not necessary anymore to have a (virtual but very realistic) view on the area surrounding the aircraft.

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