Indian low-cost airline, IndiGo, has announced plans to install Recaro’s BL3710 economy-class seat on its brand-new A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The airline, the largest passenger airline in India, will be the first to fit the seat model in the Indian sub-continent, and it will be rolled out across 75 Airbus aircraft starting from January 2023.
The BL3710 model has been specifically created for short- and medium-haul flights, with an ergonomic design and weight of less than 10kg per pax. Since its market launch in 2019 the seat has won a Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award.
“As we expand our network, domestically and internationally to cater to the travel demand, the comfortable seats will be key to upgrading the customer experience onboard IndiGo,” said Sanjay Kumar, IndiGo’s chief strategy & revenue officer.
Recaro Aircraft Seating has enjoyed further recent sales success with the BL3710, announcing at last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg that a new customer was KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and its low-cost subsidiary carriers, Transavia France and Netherlands-based Transavia Airlines, to outfit their new Airbus narrowbody aircraft. Deliveries of the seats will begin for installation on 100 of the group’s A320 and A321 aircraft in summer 2023.