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New Business and First Class seats to look out for in 2019

A number of new Business and First Class seats will be introduced this year. Here are our top picks.

LA New J Seat (PriestmanGoode)

When it comes to Business and First Class cabin designs and new product launches, the aviation industry just doesn’t seem to stand still.

While Singapore Airlines will largely have a quiet year in that department during 2019, that’s not true across the board. Several airlines around the world will be launching new products, and some of them may fly closer to home than you might think.

Here’s our pick of the latest long-haul Business and First Class seats to look out for in 2019.


The battle of the seats

With major (and sometimes relatively minor) airlines competing for the latest wow-factor cabins to give them the edge in a highly competitive marketplace, it’s great for consumers snapping up seats in these cutting-edge products whether they are flying for work, splashing their own cash on a vacation, or using miles and points.

Earlier this week we took a look at what Singapore Airlines and SilkAir may have in store for us later this year on the narrow-body front. When the announcement is made on that product, coming to the market in 2020, it will certainly be one of the most anticipated of the year for our readers.

flydubai 737 MAX Biz 2 (flydubai)
There are a number of options for SilkAir’s new flat-bed Business Class seats on the 737 MAX, but this one is a strong contender. (Photo: flydubai)

Elsewhere in the in the industry it’s a busy year – here’s our roundup of the other new Business Class and First Class products coming to the market in 2019.