MYAirline, Malaysia’s new low-cost airline is partnering with Italian aircraft interiors business Geven which is equipping its A320 fleet with the first eco-friendly and ergonomic aircraft seats in Asia Pacific called ‘superEco’.
MYAirline chief executive Rayner Teo, said: “We are excited to embark on this partnership with Geven and for being the first in the region to offer a more sustainable aircraft seating. Its sleek, ergonomically designed seats along with it being lightweight, fits our aspiration as an eco-friendly airline. Overall, these lightweight seats will result in less fuel burn and CO2 emissions. This is a positive step towards playing our role in reducing our carbon footprint.”
Featuring customised ELeather padded dress cover, this innovative material is one of a kind as it uses natural leather fibres entangled with high performance core material, which makes it lightweight. To add to how sustainable the seats are, the material is sourced from leather trimmings that would otherwise go to landfills. The seat combines fresh, vibrant and lightweight design, low cost of ownership and durable parts to create a comfortable seat for short and medium-haul flights.
“We are pleased to see our newborn superEco seats reach the APAC skies for the first time with MYAirline. Selecting this innovative lightweight seat to outfit its fleet will allow MYAirline to contribute to its sustainability efforts via reducing fuel consumption and emissions while offering passengers maximum comfort and travel space,” says Alberto Veneruso, managing director of Geven.
The superEco seat fits MYAirline’s value proposition in providing leading-class services and comfort with its customised comfort fittings. Its design features a padded dress cover, self-structural bottom cushion, lower literature pocket and flush armrests, which increases the comfort level for passengers. MYAirline’s pre-reclined seat angle of 109.4 degrees is designed to be ergonomic and provides a more comfortable seating position compared to the maximum recline position of some other airlines. This seat angle ensures that there is always enough space for all guests and prevents clashes between seats and passengers.
“Although we are a low-cost airline, we take pride in ensuring that we provide highly comfortable seats. We want our passengers to enjoy their journey and with our seats pre-reclined, one does not need to put their seat upright during take-off or landing. Our carefully selected interior fittings is a testament to our efforts in ensuring operational safety, efficiency and sustainability, while providing comfort. Besides being comfortable, the superEco seats are not only lightweight but easy to maintain. This helps keep our cost structure low.” added Rayner.
Overall, the superEco fittings are roomier compared to other airlines giving more leg space for passengers. Its spacious legroom is measured at 17.3” for the emergency exit row and 12.3” for the other rows. The seat also leaves a larger shin and knee clearance when pitched at 28-29”. Most of MYAirline’s seat pitch is 29” whilst the emergency exit row seat pitch is 34”.
For MYAirline’s seat configuration, the usual uncomfortable and smaller middle seat is configured to be more spacious with 18.5” width compared to the aisle and window seats with 18” width. To add to the comfort factor, passengers are also able to watch their entertainment with ease from their personal devices with MYAirline’s personal electronic device (PED) holder built into the meal trays. This PED holder will help with muscle fatigue from holding devices and can enhance passenger entertainment experience onboard.