Hawaiian Airlines have recently stated that Tokyo, Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney will be the first routes for their brand new business class product.Japan (NRT), Brisbane and Auckland can enjoy the new ‘Premium Cabin’ from the 5th of December and Sydney from the 13th Of December. No dates have yet been set for US destinations.
The aircraft will now feature 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. The seats feature in-seat power, 1 USB point, and an adjustable 13-inch Tablet for entertainment.“We are thrilled to introduce our international guests to our lie-flat seats – the centerpiece of a Premium Cabin thoughtfully crafted to bring onboard all of the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hawai‘i,” said Avi Mannis, Hawaiian’s senior vice president for marketing. “We look forward to bringing this distinctive experience to additional markets in the coming year.” As well as the new business class product the airline has unveiled new Amenity Kits exclusive to the ‘Premium Cabin.’
Hawaiian partnered with local designer Sig Zane to design these new kits.
The kits include just about everything the old one did. However, the patterns are very different, and the socks are a pretty cool flip flop design.The airline has also shown photos of their new enhanced meal and drink service’s which look quite impressive.
Lastly, the airline has now finished their renovations for their new Plumeria Lounge for international flights. “We have this beautiful space, and there is only a limited number of business-class guests that fly us,” Chang explained. “And whether it’s to the Neighbor Islands, whether it’s to North America or international destinations in economy class, anybody with a ticket can buy a $40 lounge pass.”
The lounge also offers free wifi, free wine, free Maui craft beer, snacks and full catered breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
Access to the lounge is complimentary for Business class, and Virgin Australia platinum members.
Hawaiian’s new business class is a huge upgrade from their current product. Hawaiian offer some great ways to upgrade like bidding and even upgrading at check-in starting at $500 which is a bargain considering it can cost up to $3500 when buying outright!