Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 has been fitted for the first time on HK Express’ A321neo. The maiden flight will take place in April 2023.
This is the first-ever order of RECARO seats by HK Express, and with the upcoming retrofit, the total seat order exceeded 4,000. The lightest seat in the RECARO portfolio, the SL3710 was customised for HK Express with a custom-made artificial leather dress cover and advertising frame on the backrest.
“The SL3710 is a great fit for HK Express because of its lightweight structure and ergonomic design,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “Our strong relationship with the Cathay Pacific Group paved the way for this opportunity, and I am looking forward to this strong new partnership with HK Express.”
A member of the Cathay Pacific Group, HK Express is a Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier that serves the Asia-Pacific region with a fleet of 27 Airbus aircraft.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the state-of-the-art A321neo aircraft to our fleet at this critical time as demand for international travel remains robust,” said HK Express CEO Mandy Ng.
“The upgrade marks another milestone in our history as we continue to expand our footprint in Asia, while remaining committed to modernising our operations for a better and more sustainable future. The delivery also demonstrates our confidence in the Asian market, with Hong Kong making a full comeback on the global stage.”
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.
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