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.