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Spirit Airlines Introduces New Seats on New Airbus A320s

Customers traveling aboard Spirit Airlines* new Airbus A320 aircraft are among the first to experience Brice Seating*s new pre-reclined B3100 Featherweightâ„¢ Super Light seat design.

The new leather seats with a greater recline built into the design offer comfort throughout the entire flight as you do not need to put the seat in a full upright position during take-off and landing. The new design also offers more space under the seat in front of you.

The lightweight seat means greater fuel efficiency, which is better for the environment and reduces costs. It is more than 30 percent lighter in weight than other seats. 178 seats on Spirit*s A320 weigh less than 145 seats on its A319.

Since the new seats are stationary, customers have also praised the fact that there is no longer interference from the seat in front of you moving up and down throughout the flight.

In addition, fewer moving mechanisms mean less maintenance and fewer delays. The sleek design and fewer parts also speeds up cabin security checks and lend themselves to more secure life vest storage that is easily accessible for customers.

**Our customers are thrilled to be traveling on new planes with new seats all while paying substantially lower fares than other airlines,** says Spirit*s Chief Marketing Officer Barry Biffle. **In addition to providing an even greater recline and more living space, the lightweight design substantially lowers our fuel consumption, which is one of our greatest operating costs. As a result, we can pass these cost savings along to our customers. Ultra low fares are what our customers have come to expect and what we continue to deliver.**

The new seats are made by Brice Seating, a U.S. company based in California. Jerry Lalone, Director of Sales for Brice, said, **The B3100 Featherweight is designed to provide greater comfort for passengers with less seat weight. The Brice seat*s unique 28** pitch design actually affords more room for passengers and 20-25% more under-seat space than other 30** pitch economy seats. The extra room, coupled with the fuel savings from less weight, make the B3100 a top pick for customer-oriented airlines.**

The new seats are being installed on Spirit*s new Airbus A320 aircraft. Spirit has taken delivery of two A320s this year with two more arriving in coming months. The new 178-seat A320 features 174 deluxe leather seats and four Big Front Seats.

The additional A320s mark a more than 11 percent increase in seats year-over-year for the upcoming summer high travel season. The first new A320 began regular daily non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Washington, D.C. on March 14, 2010. The second began regular daily non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and LaGuardia on April 12, 2010.

Spirit*s all-Airbus fleet, one of the youngest and most fuel efficient in the United States with an average age of less than four years, now consists of 26 A319s, two A321s and two A320s.

07.05.2010. 12:41




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