A few factors in selecting a waiting chair at the airport

Waiting chairs are critical to the passenger experience. Durability, aesthetics and the right number of seats are just some of the factors that airports and architects must consider when looking for the best seats. At the same time, the latest innovations in materials and design will also influence the type and location of waiting chairs that airports choose.


Airports usually combine the following major factors when determining a waiting chair project at an airport.

1. many airports are realizing that commercial areas can accommodate most of their waiting room waiting chair seating needs if properly laid out. At the same time, airlines often require a minimum number of waiting chair seats in the gate area to accommodate at least half of the aircraft's capacity."
2. at the gate area, the choice of waiting chairs usually depends on the level of service provided to each passenger. If a higher level of service is required, then the area required per person will also increase.

3.Most airports assess the size of the aircraft using the gate and then predict how many passengers will choose to stand or stroll through a retail store before boarding to determine the number of waiting chair seats.

4.Airports will consider the architectural design, passenger comfort, maintenance and cost of the waiting chairs and their location.

5.The changing needs of passengers need to be taken into account when deciding where to place these waiting chairs. Power outlets were once a rarity in the terminal, but now there is a growing need for passengers to charge their electronic devices, namely USB. As passenger expectations continue to rise, power supplies have become a necessity. Even if it's not available in your seat, airports provide other ways to use it.
6. Ease of travel is a trend. A beautiful, personal waiting chair area can slow travelers down and make them realize they have time to grab a bite to eat or visit a retail store. This helps boost passenger satisfaction as well as airport commerce, something many airports are now realizing.

7. choose airport chairs with quality in mind. Quality is a special consideration for airport management during the bidding process for airport chairs. Power sockets, support, comfort and maintenance are all essential, while the seat should be sturdy and durable and parts easily replaceable, with plenty of spare parts."
8.One of the biggest challenges for airports is to maintain the quality of the airport chairs during daily use. With millions of passengers travelling through an airport every year, the average life of an airport chair is about 20-30 years. Many factors can affect the lifespan of an airport chair. Frequent use is a major factor, but improper cleaning can deteriorate airport chair seat cushions, especially with the frequent use of cleaning agents, which directly reduces the life expectancy of waiting chairs. Overnight travelers sleeping in the seat can also damage the seat padding, and even sun exposure can have an effect in the long run.

9. In addition to durability, the location of airport chairs within the airport is also an important factor. For example, airports and architects are more willing to invest in premium seating for lounges, while seats in public areas such as gates require more durable padding. Therefore, architects and designers need to be aware of the changing needs of future passengers to ensure the best possible passenger experience.

10. To reduce inappropriate use of row seats by passengers. Despite research data pointing to the need to install the most durable public seating in the right places, it is still difficult to prevent inappropriate use of public seating by passengers, such as disabled seats or children's seats being taken over by overweight adults.

The trend toward more diverse public seating may continue to evolve so that airport chairs will remain an integral part of airport design. Having a comfortable area to relax before boarding a plane is an important part of the journey and airports will continue to meet the needs of passengers to enhance their international service.