Innovative seat designs that could revolutionize economy class-travel have been around for a decade, but airlines are reluctant to take a risk, according to design company Acumen. “This sector is unrecognizable compared with 20 years ago, so why does economy still look like this? Why is the economy inline [seat] format such tough nut to crack?” Acumen associate Anthony Harcup said, speaking at the Passenger Experience Conference in Hamburg. With air traffic set to double over ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Acumen seat designer: Economy class revamp needs a first-mover " is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.