Dragonair updating A320s

Back in March my pal Jason went to Chiang Mai and came back, reporting on his (now qamostly-abandoned) blog:

At least they updated the seats with the new economy seat covers!

After quite a bit of digging time (which included Jason sending me an Air China A321 Economy Class photo to try to give me an idea of what the cabin looked like, I found a picture of his cabin on Travel Codex:

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Apparently I shouldn’t really expect these new seats, because Dragonair is yet again refurbishing their planes (this time actually refurbishing, not only changing the seat covers).

Via the airline’s website:

New Business Class

The New Business Class product in Dragonair’s A320 fleet will adopt the same design used for the A330 and A321 fleets. Every aspect of this product has been thoughtfully designed around passengers’ needs, providing a space in which to dine, work, read, rest and be entertained. An iPad will be provided to each Business Class passenger for entertainment purposes. Passengers can access the Wireless IFE library, or enjoy premium content stored within each iPad.

The New A320 Business Class seat offers an extensive recline, extended leg-rest and innovative cradle motion that ensure passengers can relax in comfort. Each seat is encased in a fixed shell ensuring that passengers’ living space is not encroached upon by those seated in front. The ergonomically designed seat articulates into a comfortable “lazy-Z” position that allows passengers to be cradled in the optimum position for relaxation. The design of the seat ensures that ample storage space is available for passengers’ personal baggage and items.

New Economy Class

The new Dragonair A320 Economy Class features a wider seat, increased living space through a streamlined seat profile, and a comfortable four-way movable headrest. The new cabin design offers more overhead bin stowage space and a new LED lighting system.

Using the new Wireless IFE streaming system, every passenger can enjoy a wide selection of inflight entertainment on their mobile phones, tablets, or laptop computers. The new seat features two tablet holders – located on the seat back and on the meal table – for passengers’ viewing pleasure, while the 110V AC power supply will keep laptops and other devices fully charged.

While Business Class is the same as what I’ve experienced on their A330, Economy sounds pretty different, but I’m not too sure just by looking at this.

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Dragonair Airbus A330-300 Business Class

Here’s Jason’s artist impression of the new seat:

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I’m excited to see what Dragonair will make of this!

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