Written by Staff Writer at CNN London, Lee Stevens.
Chief executive of Swiss budget airline Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss), Mario Spezi announced a new “Flying Box” in Geneva on Thursday. The business class cabin of the future won’t feature any windows or retractable awnings, but instead every seat will have a modular floorplan that gives flight attendants the opportunity to more comfortably select seating for each passenger.
The massive “Flying Box” will house three seating rows, with three seats facing each other rather than facing the rest of the aircraft. Every seat will also offer an individual TV, including 16.5-inch screens that can be used as a pillow or through the use of “interactive technology” where passengers can sit and play table tennis, for example.
The Swiss concept plane was developed with engineering and design company Zaha Hadid — and is expected to be available as soon as 2025.
The overhead bins will also be reconfigured as part of the design, with a new 5-foot high magnetic compartment that is able to store airbags. They will be able to be used in emergencies but will also save travelers time in the case of emergency layovers as they can be retrieved more easily.