Air New Zealand introduces prototype of lie-flat sleeping pods for economy class

Air New Zealand has announced it has filed patent and trademark applications covering a lie-flat sleeping pod for travelers flying in economy class, the company said.

The Economy Skynest was introduced after three years of research and development and with the input of more than 200 customers.

The carrier said that it will make a final decision on whether to go forward with implementing the Economy Skynest in 2021 after it has assessed the performance of the first year of the Auckland–New York route.