Airlines demand supersize seats on new jets as passengers struggle with widening waists
Passengers with ever-expanding waistlines will soon be able to fly in comfort as airlines demand bigger seats for larger customers. A new generation of jets is set to rectify the problem, and this weekend one of the first planes, Bombardier's C-Series CS100, will be shown off at the Farnborough Airshow.
The aircraft features seats which are larger than in most commercial passenger jets. Passengers in window and aisle seats will find an ample 18.5ins (47cm) in width, whilst customers in middle seats will have 19in. EasyJet currently offers snugger seats with a minimum of 17.5ins (44cm) in width available but Ryanair is even less generous with seats only up to 17ins wide.
The first of the CS100 planes were delivered to Swiss International Air Lines last week - with one set for the Hampshire air show"