Libyan Wings takes off with JPA interiors


A new airline is about to launch, and while it may be starting small – its fleet initially comprises two A319s – it recognized the importance of getting an aircraft interiors design specialist on board.

Libyan Wings, the new Tripoli-based airline, brought in transport design specialist JPA Design, and together the partners worked to create a fresh and contemporary look that reflects the high ambitions of an emerging airline. The two A319s are configured for 12 passengers in business class, with a seat pitch of 39in, and 108 passengers in economy with a seat pitch of 32in and 33in.

We are awaiting further details, but JPA stated in a release that the airline has invested in “the best cabin and seating materials available”. The studio also stated that, “the design is elegant, simple and functional. Against a backdrop of richly textured metallic greys, the seat colors draw on Libyan Wings’ brand palette, which presents a professional, efficient, reliable and modern cabin that not only looks great but will perform well in service.”

Expect to hear a lot more about this airline in the near future, as in November 2013 it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus for three A350-900s and four A320neos (pictured above). 

Tim Manson, design director at JPA Design said of the Libyan Wings project, “It is great to be involved from the outset at such an exciting time for a new airline. Working closely as a team, we believe we have created a distinctive cabin environment for Libyan Wings that we know will delight its customers for years to come.”

Libyan Wings’ CEO, Edgardo Badiali added that, “In choosing an industry-leading design agency like JPA to create our cabin interiors, we are restating our commitment to deliver the best passenger experience, not only aesthetically but also in terms of personal space and comfort.”

The airline is expected to announce its official launch date soon and customers will be able to book flights on-line at and through their sales’ offices and appointed travel agents.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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