Air New Zealand’s new Economy blanket fits beautifully with the rest of the cabin aesthetic, adding colour, texture, and interest to the calm colour scheme.
The John Horsfall Design team have worked very closely with Air New Zealand to develop a unique product specifically for them. Also used in their Premium Economy cabin, the blanket encapsulates the airlines’ signature style, elegant and understated but obviously Air New Zealand.
The Blanket has a beautiful violet and charcoal colourway contrasting with the darker, almost black seating fabric on the aircraft, but providing added texture and interest in the smallest detail. Look closely to see a dual colour two tone yarn crossed with a darker charcoal warp, and a multi-directional weave structure that creates a double-sided colourway with varied subtle shades. Finished off with an elegant black label showcasing the Air New Zealand Koru branding, the blanket is a continuation of the thoughtful design concept that Air New Zealand have throughout their aircraft.
Woven in 100% modacrylic, an inherently fire-retardant fibre that is soft and resilient, the customer experience is enhanced by a light weight but substantial product with a warm handle, demonstrating a clear evolution in design & quality from the previous Economy fleece blanket.
Practical and more durable than a fleece, a woven blanket is also more sustainable in terms of reducing the shedding of microfibres and more economical to transport due to being less bulky. It is just as easy to launder, needing no additional processing to products already widely used in the aircraft industry, advantageous both from a cost and sustainability point of view.
The new Air New Zealand EY/PEY blanket more than meets the requirements demanded by the fast moving, high intensity usage of our industry while enhancing the cabin appearance, passenger wellbeing and retaining the airlines sense of style.
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