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Spirit Airlines Unveils New Enhanced and Wider Seats at APEX EXPO 2022 in Long Beach

Spirit Airlines has unveiled their latest guest experience investment with new enhanced and wider seats at the APEX 2020 event in Long Beach, California. The enhanced seats include the HAECO’s Vector Light™ seat, as well as the Vector Premium™ product for BIG Front® seats.

Spirit Airlines Unveils New, Enhanced Wider Seats at APEX EXPO 2022 in Long Beach, California on Thursday, October 27, 2022 (Spirit's Big Fron Seat Product Pictured) - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

On Thursday (October 27, 2022), from the APEX AXPO 2022 in Long Beach, California, Spirit Airlines revealed their latest guest experience investment with enhanced, wider seats. Manufactured by HAECO Cabin Solutions, the seats include the new Vector Light seat and the Vector Premium product for Spirit’s Big Front Seat product offering. The Vector light seat is wider, and also includes extra cushioning, as well as other features to enhance Spirit’s guest experience. The carrier originally launched a completely new interior in 2019 with roomier, ergonomic seats, a larger tray table, and additional ‘pre-recline’ on every row. The redesigned interior will be installed on new aircraft deliveries from late January 2023. In total, Spirit expects to receive 33 new Airbus A320neo Family aircraft throughout 2023.

In Thursday’s announcement, Spirit Airlines’ VP – Guest Experience, Brand and Communications, Lania Rittenhouse, said,

“Our cabin refresh in 2019 was a significant enhancement in the Guest experience, and these new seats are another great step forward in increasing value for our Guests. We’re adding new features while, at the same time, continuing to provide More Go with our same ultra-low fares.”

Fact Sheet Detailing Spirit Airlines' New Seating Products by HAECO Cabin Soultions - Courtesy Spirit Airlines/PRNewswire

Spirit’s new seats will include an extra half-inch or width, as the new seat technology has unlocked previously unused space, with a design that fits closer to the aircraft wall. This innovation adds room without removing space from the aisle. Spirit’s middle seats will also continue to be an inch wider than window or aisle seats. The curved seatback design also adds about two inches of knee space, compared to flatback seats on legacy airlines with the same pitch, and all new seats will also have more cushion and headrests. The new Big Front Seats will include more cushion, nearly an additional inch of pre-recline, a wider seatback and easier to reach tray tables. As an added benefit, the new Vector Light seats are also 11 ounces lighter per seat than the ones they replace, resulting in reduced fuel burn and emissions across Spirit’s fleet.

Spirit Airlines' VP - Guest Experience, Brand and Communications, Lania Rittenhouse, and APEX CEO Dr. Joe Leader Unveil Spirit's new Seating Products by HAECO Cabin Solutions - Courtesy Spirit Airlines

Miramar, Florida-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to offering the best value in the sky with service to destinations in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. The airline allows customers to select and pay for only the products and services they want, something they call “À La Smarte.” Spirit also operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the U.S. The carrier proudly calls their youthful fleet of aircraft their “Fit Fleet®.” Spirit Airlines will add 24 new fuel-efficient Airbus A320neos to their fleet in 2022, expanding their fleet to 197 aircraft, as well as 33 new aircraft in 2023.

Source: Spirit Airlines / PRNewswire


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