In early 2019 Aer Lingus is set to undergo a redesign. The airline’s branding will be refreshed, while the airline’s offering will also undergo some redesigning. The Aer Lingus rebrand will see the airline introduce a new livery across the entire fleet. In addition, the airline will also introduce a new crew uniform to compliment the airline’s new look. New features to be found inside the aircraft include improvements to the airline’s WiFi and an improved drinks offering for economy passengers flying onboard the airline.
New Look Airline
Aer Lingus is expecting 8 new aircraft to be delivered in 2019. The new A321neo aircraft on order from Airbus will include a new Business Class offering. In addition, they will likely be delivered in the new livery from the first quarter of 2019. Speaking of the new look airline, Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanaugh was happy to comment. He said, “Our current livery and uniform have been in service for close to 25 years. Our business has changed and we have to take the opportunity to modernise our brand”
Enhanced Business Class
Aer Lingus has lie-flat seats on its B757 aircraft which are narrow body, while the new A321LR aircraft will also have these seats. The Aer Lingus website states that the business seats on their B757 aircraft have a lie flat length of 2m in addition to a width of 22in. The business class seats also come with power. This will allow customers can stay connected to their work on the go. In addition, the economy class seats on the new aircraft will come with a 31-inch pitch.
The Airline is will be operating the new aircraft on Long Haul routes. Back in August Mr Kavanaugh said that Aer Lingus was looking to operate new routes to North America. At the time the airline was looking at a possibility of 3 new routes, however, that will have since dropped to two.
More For Economy Passengers
Along with the Aer Lingus rebrand, passengers opting for economy fares will receive a number of enhancements soon. From January, economy class passengers will receive complimentary alcoholic drinks. This will bring the airline into line with a number of other airlines. Additionally, the Irish Airline will start to offer free wifi aboard its flights to every passenger who hasn’t booked a saver fare. The WiFi on offer will be provided by Panasonic Avionics.
The wifi will be limited to 20mb. Not enough to stream your favourite films on Netflix. The airline says that is enough just to send a few messages and check your social media. It is unclear at this moment in time if passengers will be able to purchase additional WiFi and how much this would cost.
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