Air Seychelles introduces lie-flat beds to 767 business cabin

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Air Seychelles has introduced lie-flat beds on the carrier's Boeing 767-300 aircraft, deploying the new configuration on services to Paris.

The airline has achieved the change by removing a row of economy-class seats which enables it to expand the business-class section. It has fitted 24 lie-flat beds with 70in (178cm) seat pitch in its 'Pearl Class' business cabin.

"Now that the business class passengers are able to travel more luxuriously than previously, Air Seychelles expects a significant increase in bookings in the upgraded business class," the airline states.

Air Seychelles is to convert its remaining 767-300s the same way and start using the reconfigured aircraft from December on services to London, Milan and Rome.