Skynest, Bunk Beds for Economy Class Passengers
Air New Zealand plans to provide bunk beds in economy class for long haul flights
1 Mar 2020

Air New Zealand plans to provide bunk beds in economy class for long-haul flights. This latest innovation is named Skynest.

Skynest is a pod similar to a capsule hotel, having six beds arranged on three levels. This facility allows economy class passengers to lie down on long flight routes such as the Auckland-New York route which takes almost 18 hours.

Skynest, bunk beds at Air New Zealand airplane cabin
Skynest, bunk beds at Air New Zealand airplane cabin

Skynest will also be equipped with pillows, bed linen, blankets and earplugs, as well as privacy curtains. Some other features under consideration are reading light, USB charger and individual ventilation.

After obtaining regulatory approval for operation, it is planned that Skynest will be installed in the inter-cabin section where food carts and toilets are usually located. For the moment the price has not been determined, but Skynest will be sold as a separate facility that can be used in turns by passengers who pay extra. The flight attendants will clean and change the bed sheets for each new user.

Kerry Reeves and Mike Tod presented Skynest, the latest innovation from Air New Zealand
Kerry Reeves and Mike Tod presented Skynest, the latest innovation from Air New Zealand

Reference: Air New Zealand

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