Continental Airlines’ first aircraft with new flat-bed BusinessFirst seats took to the skies on Sunday, from Hong Kong to New York/Newark.

The aircraft, a Boeing 777 used on long-haul international routes, is the first aircraft type in Continental’s fleet to receive the new seats.

The company will also install the flat-bed seats on its Boeing 757-200 and 767-400 aircraft, and on its Boeing 787 fleet as the aircraft are delivered to Continental.

“We began designing this seat three years ago, involving our customers and numerous other experts to get it just right and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result,” said Larry Kellner, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Airlines.

“This is a great seat and I am excited to see more of them on flights throughout our system.”

Flat-Bed Seat Reclines 180-Degrees Continental’s new BusinessFirst seats allow customers to lie completely flat, reclining 180-degrees and  providing 2 metres of sleeping.

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