UPDATE: Alitalia is ‘Magnifica’ with new A330 business class

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Update: I’ve learned a little bit more about what is on offer on Alitalia’s new A330s. Here are the seat and IFE suppliers:

Economy: Recaro 3510
Premium Economy: ‘Pimped’ Recaro 3510
Business class: Sogerma Solstys

IFE: Panasonic eX2

Original Blog:

Alitalia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330, a -200 that features the carrier’s new ‘Magnifica’ business class (pictured above); ‘Classica Plus’ premium economy-class, and ‘Classica’ economy-class (Classica sounds so much nicer than coach or steerage, doesn’t it?).

A reconfiguration program of the Boeing 777 fleet is also planned “which will lead a harmonization of the entire Alitalia intercontinental fleet”, says the carrier.

Key features of each cabin courtesy of Alitalia press statement:

The new “Magnifica” (28 seats)

•    New leather seats, “full flat” which extend into a fully flat bed position, with a massage function and anindividual 15.4-inch screen with an individual “privacy” device which allows only the passenger occupying the seat to view.
•    Provision of 1-2-1 seats designed for those travelling individually or in pairs, on “honeymoon” seats.
•    12 audio channels and over 40 films available in up to 8 different languages and the possibility to download multimedia contents with a USB device.
•    Wide selection of documentaries, sitcoms, video games. Cartoons and TV series for younger passengers.
•    Ability to change the cabin lighting system with varying intensity and colour of lights depending on the time period of the journey, designed to provide a relaxing environment and facilitate moments of rest.
•    “Landscape camera” which allows for live viewing outside the aircraft.
•    “Noise reduction” headsets to ensure optimal listening and guaranteeing audio sound isolation from background noise during cruise level.
•    Night amenity kits, with duvets and ‘Frette’ pillows. Cutlery and glasses designed by Richard Ginori.
•    “Culti” wellbeing amenity kits with exclusive products for personal care.
•    Menus with specialities of regional traditional Italian cuisine, prepared with fresh products DOP and IGP prepared by internationally renowned Italian chefs and accompanied by wines chosen by the Association of Italian Sommeliers.

The new “Classica Plus” (21 seats)

•    Dedicated cabin with 21 ‘Recaro designed’ seats, arranged in three rows, reclining up to 120 degrees and 20% wider than the economy class seats.
•    96.5 cm of space between the seats, about 25% more than economy class.
•    Removable foot rest, adjustable height and angle leather headrest.Alitalia A330-200 Classica Plus1.JPG
•    Individual 10.6-inch screens with an “on demand” entertainment system.
•    “Noise Reduction” headsets.
•    The seats are equipped with USB port for viewing your digital content or to charge the battery in your computer or electronic device.
•    “Culti” wellbeing amenity kits with exclusive products for personal care.

Classica Plus passengers are offered priority check-in and boarding at the airport, double award miles compared to economy class passengers; welcome drink and hot towel on board before the main service and increased baggage allowance for North America.

“Classica”, the new Alitalia economy class (175 seats)
•    ergonomic reclining seats up to 110 degrees, with 9-inch screens and an individual  “on demand” entertainment system.
•    “Frette” designed blankets.
•    One or more hot meals and sweet or savoury snacks depending on the destination.
•    Hot and cold drinks as well as a selection of wines from the best Italian wine cellars.

All the seats in the three classes of travel have an individual telephone with an extendable keyboard.

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