The Daily Mail details the new airline innovations that are giving passengers comfier seats, more legroom, and improved sleep while flying.

Passengers who are willing to pay a little extra for a seat in premium economy – which brings more legroom and some of the perks of business class – could one day sit in seats designed by Crawley-based Acro Aircraft Seating.

Located next to Gatwick Airport, the firm is reshaping the future of the cabin that straddles business and economy with thinner and lighter seats that are designed with comfort and safety in mind.

The ‘Series 7’ seats, unveiled at last week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany,

Managing director Chris Brady said the seats were designed to eliminate the sources of discomfort and provide more space for the occupants.