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Thompson Vantage XL seats installed on Malaysia A350's

Malaysia Airlines' London Airbus A350 flights start January 2018. These Airbus A350s will sport a small first class cabin of just four seats using the Vantage XL design (below) from Ireland's Thompson Aero Seating, which also provided the platform for Qantas Airbus A330 and Boeing 787 business class. Behind this will be 35 business class seats using the same Vantage design as Malaysia Airlines' Airbus A330s.

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Jul 2017

TAP Portugal Select Thompson Vantage for A330 Cabin Upgrade

Thompson Aero Seating is pleased to confirm TAP Portugal as the latest customer to select Thompson for their Business Class seating. The customised version of the full-flat Thompson Vantage seat will be installed during 2017 as part of a major cabin upgrade to the TAP Portugal A330-200 fleet...

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Sep 2016

Delta introduce world's first all-suite business class

Delta Air Lines is redefining international business class travel with the introduction of the Delta One suite, the first business class cabin to feature a sliding door at each suite. Based on a customised version of Vantage XL the suite has been designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and privacy. The Delta One suite offers each customer a private space accessed by a sliding door with thoughtfully designed ...

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Aug 2016

Thompson Aero Seating receive the Airbus 'sign of approval'

Thompson Aero Seating today proudly announced the signing of the Airbus BFE Agreement for premium seating products. This will see the Thompson Vantage and Vantage XL products being officially offered by Airbus on A320 and A330 family products. For Thompson, this formalises a relationship with Airbus that began in 2012 with the delivery of the successful JetBlue ‘Mint’ business class suite to the Airbus Final Assembly line in Hambur...

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Apr 2016

Malaysia Airlines unveils first A330 with new business class

Malaysia Airlines is edging to become the carrier of choice for international travellers with big plans to replace its slanted business class seats with fully-flat beds on all A330 flights to Australia by late September. The first of the airline’s reinvigorated Airbus A330s is now in service with the rest of the fleet to be reconfigured with the new business class cabin, which made its debut this week on flight MH141 fro...

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Mar 2016

Thompson Vantage Seats Successfully Installed on New Swiss B777 Fleet

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) took delivery of the first of nine new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft at the end of January. The business cabins for all of these aircraft have been fitted with Thompson Vantage lie flat seating. SWISS’s new Boeing 777-300ERs will gradually enter revenue service from the start of the 2016 summer schedules. They will largely be deployed on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Los Angeles, San F...

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Feb 2016

RwandAir Selects Thompson Vantage XL for new A330 Aircraft

RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has confirmed a contract with Airbus for A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft, and selected Thompson’s award winning Vantage XL seat for the business class cabin. The Airline will be East Africa’s first to benefit from Thompson Vantage XL’s high levels of customisation and passenger comfort.  The A330’s will support Rwandan’s plans to expand...

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Jan 2016

Malaysian Airlines Unveil Thompson Vantage on A330 Fleet

Malaysia Airlines are the latest airline to select the Thompson Vantage business class seat. Each of the 15 A330-300 aircraft in the carrier’s fleet will be fitted with 27 of the new seats by September 2016 90% of the lie flat business seats will offer direct aisle access. Business Class passengers will also be able to make use of increased working space, extra stowage space for personal items, a 16-inch Panason...

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Dec 2015

SWISS Select Thompson Vantage for New Business Class

SWISS International Airlines selects the Thompson Vantage seat for the business cabins of their new fleet of Boeing 777's arriving in January 2016. The new business cabins will usher in a new standard of trans-continental business travel, with the totally redesigned cabin interiors providing comfort and aesthetics to meet the demands of the most discerning business travellers. The resulting cabins are luxurious, elegant and timeless with...

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Aug 2015

Qantas A330 Vantage XL Suite Named World's Best Domestic Business Class Seat!

Qantas Airways domestic business class seat, the Thompson Vantage XL, has won a prestigious award from Australian Business Traveller for the ‘World’s best domestic business class seat’. Australian Business say, “There’s not a domestic business class seat anywhere in the world which tops the new Qantas A330 Business Suite. With gate-to-gate recline, a fully lie flat bed, direct aisle access an...

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Aug 2015

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