Recaro Aircraft Seating’s (Recaro) BL3710 seat was selected to outfit IndiGo’s brand-new A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The low-cost airline will be the first to feature the bestselling economy class seat in the Indian sub-continent. The BL3710 economy class seat will be installed on 75 Airbus aircraft starting from January 2023.
“Our new partnership with IndiGo demonstrates our commitment to not only building a distinct product with a sustainable lifecycle, but also our comprehensive approach to customer service,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO at Recaro Aircraft Seating. “The BL3710 is an excellent product that will serve both IndiGo and its passengers for many years.”
A Red Dot Design Award winner and iF Design Award winner, the BL3710 was specifically created for short and medium-haul flights. The combination of the ergonomic design and weight of less than 10kg per pax has made the economy class seat a bestseller since it first entered the market in 2019.
“As we expand our network, domestically and internationally to cater to the travel demand, the comfortable seats will be key to upgrading the customer experience onboard IndiGo,” said Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer of IndiGo.
Since its founding in 2006, IndiGo has grown into India’s largest passenger airline. Today, the low-cost carrier flies passengers to 73 domestic and 24 international destinations on its fleet of over 275 aircraft.
About Recaro Aircraft Seating
Recaro Aircraft Seating is a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. The market leader in economy class seating is known for product innovation, award-winning customer service and “driving comfort in the sky.” As Recaro expands its global footprint, the family-owned company remains committed to reliability, efficiency, sustainable practices and supporting employee growth. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Recaro employs 2,100 people worldwide across its sites in China, Poland, South Africa and the United States, and earned 260 million euros in revenue in 2021.
About Recaro Group
The Recaro Group comprises the independently operating divisions Recaro Aircraft Seating in Schwaebisch Hall and Recaro Gaming in Stuttgart as well as the Recaro Holding located in Stuttgart. The automotive seating business as well as the child seat and stroller business are operated by licensees.
IndiGo is amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: offer fares that are affordable, flights that are on time, offering a courteous, hygienic, and hassle-free travel experience. With its fleet of 275+ aircraft, the airline is operating over 1600 daily flights and connecting 73 domestic destinations and 24 international destinations.
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