Virgin Australia to test new interior with upgraded features

November 11, 2021
Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia has fitted out two Boeing 737-800s with a revised upgraded interior that offers a greater recline in business class and new thoughtful features in the economy cabin.

Business Class seats have 40 percent more recline as well as customizable leg and footrests for additional comfort.

The seats have been fitted with movable tray tables with in-built device holders – assisting in maximizing space and usability during meal service.

There are also additional in-seat storage cubbies for personal items, including a high-powered USB charging port.

In the economy cabin, the seats feature a seatback device holder, which accommodates everything from a small smartphone to a larger tablet.

Another noticeable feature is the upper safety card and menu stowage, freeing up seat pocket space for the safekeeping of personal belongings.

Passengers who upgrade to Economy X will still enjoy stretching out with 40 percent extra legroom.

Virgin Australia Group Chief Customer and Digital Officer, Paul Jones, said the new interior added to a long list of customer enhancements the airline has rolled out since relaunching almost 12 months ago.

“We are excited to unveil our new interior prototype which we are going to trial over the next few months,” Mr. Jones said.

“Virgin Australia is committed to being a customer-led business, so once we receive feedback from our guests and crew, we’ll consider implementing elements of the new design as our fleet grows.

“We’re really focussed on creating great experiences for our guests and the design has been carefully considered to implement thoughtful features that we know will make traveling with Virgin Australia more enjoyable.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how the new design will influence our fleet moving forward as we continue to expand our fleet and network as the market recovers,” he said.