Skymark selects RECARO economy class seats for Boeing 737-800 jets

Japan’s Skymark Airlines will be fitting the RECARO 177 BL3530 short-haul seat in three of its Boeing 737-800 jets in an order of over 500 units.

“Comfort, connectivity, and light weight define the BL3530,” says Skymark Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer, Masahiko Ichie. “The seats add improved living space and combine RECARO’s modern design style with superior production quality. We are looking forward to flying this wonderful seat solution.”

Skymark Airlines was founded in 1996 as an independent domestic airline and is headquartered at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It currently has a fleet of 27 Boeing 737-800 aircraft which service 11 destinations within the country. The majority of Skymark’s Boeing fleet is equipped with RECARO seats.

The BL3530 seat has a high literature pocket, tablet PC holder, USB power supply, includes multiple stowage options for smaller personal items and weighs just over ten kilograms. 400,000 of the seats have been sold since its introduction. The light weight of the seat will help improve fuel costs, making the cost of traveling more affordable for Skymark passengers.

“The BL3530 incorporates contemporary style elements as well as places an emphasis on simplified maintenance and minimized life cycle costs,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of RECARO Aircraft Seating. “Not only do the seats provide more space for the passengers, they will fly longer and Skymark will save money in the long term.”

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