Words by Rachel Surgeoner
A recent collaboration between Qantas airline and luxury handbags, leather goods and accessories maker, Oroton, means Qantas business customers flying between Asia and Australia will now receive a limited edition Oroton amenities kit.
“Oroton’s design of the amenity kits are set to make them a sought out item for our fashion focused travellers both onboard and for future travel.” Says Qantas head of customer experience and creative development Kylie Morris.
The kits have been designed to coincide with the launch of new Qantas A330 Business Suites which feature new seats on the A330 aircraft. The exclusive kits contain Qantas signature Business pyjamas and Qantas Business amenities (eye mask, socks, toothpaste and toothbrush) which all fit comfortably inside alongside luxurious Aurora Spa ASPAR products including Sweet Orange & Shea Hand Cream, Vanilla & Orange Lip Moisturiser and an Ultra Hydrating Face Moisturiser, to help customers relax and keep skin hydrated while in flight.
“We have come up with a great design that reflects the heritage and attention to detail of two iconic Australian brands.” Says Ana Maria Escobar, Oroton’s GM and creative director.
The inclusion of pyjamas marries up with airline’s new sleep service, which gives customers the option of having their seats fitted with a mattress and reclined to 25 degrees – or greater than the full recline of a premium economy seat – upon take-off.
The kits are only available to those flying on the refurbished aircrafts. The first routes to do so are Singapore-Sydney and Singapore-Melbourne. The kits will then be rolled out progressively to other routes including from Singapore to Brisbane and Hong Kong to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne as Qantas continues to refurbish more of its A330 international aircrafts at its maintenance facility in Brisbane.
Designed to offer a luxury experience on board, the kits then are intended to be reused to house customer’s personal belongings post-flight. "It's stylish and functional and will fit the electronics our customers now take with them." Said Morris.
Passengers flying on other Qantas business class services will still receive the Kate Spade and Jack Spade designer cases, which were recently updated with a new pattern.