China Airlines Receives A321neo with Advanced High-Comfort Cabin

China Airlines has received its first A321neo passenger aircraft, which boasts emphasizes contactless service and enhanced epidemic prevention measures.

Upgrades include a new Premium Business Class with fully-flat seats and the latest in-flight entertainment system, as well as the largest displays, a high-speed Wi-Fi connection, and free text messaging.

The A321neo with its spacious, comfortable cabin interior, will become China Airlines’ mainstay on regional routes.

Control Your Entertainment

The China Airlines A321neo passenger aircraft is configured with 180 seats including 12 in Premium Business Class and 168 in Economy Class. The cabin configuration itself has been fine-tuned to meet passenger requirements and support contactless service for epidemic prevention in the post-Covid-19 era.

Fully-flat Premium Business Class seats developed for widebody passenger aircraft have also been introduced on a narrow body passenger aircraft for the first time. Each seat is now wider and equipped with adjustable extra-height partitions for privacy and reduced contact with neighboring seats.

In a first for the domestic airline industry, smart link support has been introduced by China Airlines. All passengers can now connect to the in-flight entertainment system via their personal mobile phone and Bluetooth headphones. Thoughtful touches in the lavatory include contactless, sensor-activated taps to reduce the risk of cross-infection. The added HEPA high-efficiency air filtration system also replaces the air inside the cabin every 2-3 minutes to ensure a clean and safe trip.

China Airlines has received the delivery of its first A321neo passenger aircraft which emphasizes contactless service and enhanced epidemic prevention measures.

High-speed In-flight Wi-Fi

The China Airlines A321neo is equipped with the industry’s latest in-flight entertainment system that provides every passenger with personalized multimedia content in their seats. The 15.6-inch and 13.3-inch 4K high-resolution, extra-large displays in Premium Business and Economy Class include picture-in-picture multi-processing functionality while allowing passengers to access the flight map, catering and other services at the same time.

High-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service is also provided onboard the aircraft. Free text messaging is available for seven apps including Line, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Apple iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber and Line2 for staying connected. Other internet access options that passengers can pay for via credit card or redeem in full with their membership miles are include streaming multimedia, browsing the web and catching up on their favorite shows via their personal mobile devices while in-flight. Non-Dynasty members can also join the “Dynasty Flyer Program” through the dedicated sign-up page aboard the aircraft. New applicants will receive 1,000 miles while the promotion lasts.

China Airlines has received the delivery of its first A321neo passenger aircraft which emphasizes contactless service and enhanced epidemic prevention measures.

In addition to its new cabin, the A321neo’s fuel efficiency is 15 to 20% better than that of the previous generation of narrow body aircraft, while noise footprint and NOx emissions have also been reduced by up to 75% and 50% respectively. Actual improvements in fuel efficiency represent China Airlines’ commitment to achieve net zero on carbon emissions by 2050, reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.

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