With the launch of Condor’s Prime Seats, passengers can get a more spacious bed, plus additional perks such as free wifi and collectable stripy pyjamas. Olivia Palamountain reports

German leisure airline Condor has created an amplified flight experience for a handful of business class passengers on its new long-haul A330neo aircraft.

Just four Prime Seats are allocated in the business class cabin aboard the A330neo, situated in the front row of the plane, and complete with a larger bed, extra legroom, a “visitor” seat and an extra-large 24-inch screen. (It’s not dissimilar to Virgin Atlantic’s new Retreat concept in Upper Class, pictured below.)

The upgrade costs from €200 each way.

Virgin Atlantic A330NEO Upper Class - the Retreat

In addition to classic Condor business class perks such as a freshly boiled organic egg for breakfast, Prime passengers are provided with pyjamas, slippers and an upgraded in-flight kit comprising Rituals skincare products, a sweet and savoury snack basket, plus free wifi and unlimited text messaging.

Condor Prime Seat Condor Prime SeatGiven that Condor’s A330neo is a new plane, guests in all booking classes will benefit from an elevated travel experience.

Among the highlights for business class passengers are fully-lie-flat sleeper seats, which can be comfortably and continuously converted into a 6.5-foot-long flat bed.

Each guest has direct access to the aisle and, thanks to generous storage areas and a cocktail table, plenty of space for personal items.

The in-flight entertainment program has undergone an overhaul too, with more than 250 complimentary movies and 160 series now uploaded in 4K picture quality on personal screens, compatible with guests’ headphones via Bluetooth.

High-speed broadband internet is available and every seat is also equipped with a USB A/C port or socket.

On long-haul flights, internationally inspired “Taste the World” menus with several courses are offered, with travellers served a Standard, Premium or Gourmet Menu dependent on booking class. Special menus, such as lactose- or gluten-free, can be ordered up to 24 hours before departure.