Above: The CL4710 forms a key part of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America’s shared vision for the future of the combined carrier, as the company solidifies its status as the West Coast’s premier airline. See HERE for more details
April 6, 2017 – With more than 80% of Alaska Airlines’ fleet currently equipped with seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating, the carrier is taking the relationship a step further, becoming launch customer for the new CL4710 domestic first class seat. The seat, designed specifically for domestic and shorter international flights, will be installed in the first class cabins on Alaska’s Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
“We are thrilled to be the first airline to debut Recaro’s newest luxury seat to our guests. Our discerning flyers can look forward to a top-of-the-range new first class seat that offers them greater comfort and premium features,” stated Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines. “Recaro’s exceptional level of customer service, collaborative development work and continual innovations never cease to amaze us. We look forward to building on our six years of partnership for many more to come.”
The seat – the successor to the CL4410 – will be manufactured at Recaro’s production site in Fort Worth, Texas, which in 2013 were more than doubled to cover approximately 250,000 square feet, and the annual production volume increased to more than 30,000 seat units.