Transport : Airlines

South African Airways recently launched their new short-Haul Business Class seat and cabin. For comparison, you can read my other South African Airways Business Class flight reviews.

The final look is great (see picture above). Symbolizing Africa, and with the same look as the new long-haul cabin design, the cabin uses warm colour tones and touches of anthracite which are found in the seats and curtains and are offset by a cool sky-blue strip along the overhead compartments and bold reds and blues in the seat detailing. The bulkheads offer wonderful carved textures and even the arrow found in the logo is echoed in the stitch work in the seat backs.

The curtain, brand panel and magazine rack feature bespoke designed materials inspired by African craft heritage. The curtain features a geometric woven diamond pattern, while the wall foil features a linear weave design.

I recently reviewed South African Airways A340 in Business Class which needed a refresh.

You may also be interested in my top Business Class Airlines and my other airline reviews and airport lounge reviews.