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NEW SEATS: The design means passengers will have to 'lean' for the entire journey

Avio Interiors, an Italian seating company, unveiled its Skyrider 2.0, which “allows an ultra-high density in the aircraft”, at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

The design has a reduced pitch, meaning travellers are in a more upright position, rather than sitting as normal.

This also enables airlines to increase passenger numbers by up to 20%, according to Avio Interiors.

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UPRIGHT: The design has a reduced pitch which enables more passengers on a flight

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“Skyrider 2.0 opens the travelling experience to a wider passenger market”

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The company said in a statement: “The Skyrider 2.0 is an innovative seat, it allows an ultra-high density in the aircraft cabin.

“Skyrider 2.0 opens the travelling experience to a wider passenger market, creating also use a useful space for the introduction [of] mixed classes boarded on the same aircraft.

“Its main feature is the original bottom that ensures an increased upright passenger position allowing installation of the seat at a reduced pitch, while maintaining an adequate comfort.”

Avio Interiors claims the new seat design also weighs 50% less than a standard economy seat and has fewer components, making it cheaper and easier to maintain.

The seats are designed so that passengers put a leg either side and lean, rather than sit during the flight.

However, it remains unknown whether any airlines have put in an order for the Skyrider 2.0, which Avio Interiors claims is “the new frontier of low cost tickets and passenger experience”.

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