United Airlines reveals new A321neo cabin interiors
In our latest project for United Airlines, as part of our ongoing relationship since 2012, PG has designed a new cabin interior, following United’s signature style with a range of new features for passengers.
Introducing our latest work for United Airlines: the interior of United’s first Airbus A321neo, which made its inaugural flight from Houston to Chicago recently.
Taking a closer look inside the new cabin, passengers will find a number of features that elevate the experience of travelling with United.
The First Class cabin includes the new United First seat that is unique to the airline, with privacy dividers between seats and warmer tones in seat detailing, alongside the airline’s signature blue. These seats include two cocktail tables with a finish in real stone. The United First seat also offers 3 charging options including an inductive charger – which we believe is the first for a US airline – and a remote device to help those passengers unable to reach the 13-inch, 4K touch screens as part of a commitment towards more accessible and inclusive journeys.
The 4K-definition touch screens are the largest in Economy across the United fleet. All passengers also benefit from Bluetooth connectivity allowing them to connect their own headphones and earbuds with the innovative United IFE system. Of the 180 seats in the Economy cabin, 57 offer extra legroom with United’s Economy Plus product.
The A321neo interior also features a self-serve, grab and go snack station at the rear of the Economy cabin, offering the opportunity for passengers to select their own snacks and beverages on a narrowbody aircraft – another first for United.
The additional space available in the A321neo is also dedicated to the passenger experience with extra space at shoulder level as a benefit of the slimmer sidewall panels in this type of aircraft and larger overhead bins that ensures every passenger can store a carry-on roller luggage.
PriestmanGoode has worked in partnership with United Airlines since 2012 across cabin interiors, passenger experience, lounge design, airport branding and wayfinding.
Tom Lipscomb, associate director at PriestmanGoode commented: “The reveal of the A321neo cabin is the result of several years of development. As design partners to United, our role is to deliver a consistent passenger experience across all aircraft types, each time introducing innovation and new detailing across the signature interior. The design team is pleased to see this aircraft enter service and read the very positive response from passengers, the media and all teams we work with across United Airlines.”