Qantas to boost premium seating on Airbus A380s

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

Qantas has reached an agreement with Airbus to upgrade its 12 flagship A380 cabins to further improve passenger comfort on long-haul operations while maximising economics.

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

In particular, the brand-new Internal takes advantage of the A380’s large floor area to most efficiently embody Qantas’ latest seat products for business class along with premium economy.

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

Airbus will be responsible for the overall upper-deck integration.

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

In addition Airbus will develop specific tailored monuments for Qantas along that has a brand-new along with unique business lounge area inside forward upper-deck.

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

The installation phase will start in quarter two of 2019.

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

All 12 aircraft are planned to be upgraded by around the end of 2020.

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

Qantas To Boost Premium Seating On Airbus A380s

Didier Evrard, executive vice president, programmes, Airbus Commercial Aircraft, said: “We are very pleased to contribute to Qantas’ success along with reputation by applying our innovation along with proven expertise in designing along with upgrading cabins to boost the efficiency along with value of its A380 operations.”

Evrard added: “This kind of also shows the continued confidence of Qantas inside A380 as a key member of its fleet to offer its passengers a unique way to travel.”

The capacity of Qantas A380s after the upgrade will be: 14 first suites (unchanged), 70 business suites (up by six), 60 premium economy (up by 25) along with 341 Economy (down by 30) for a total of 485 passengers (up by one).

In particular, the upgrade will meet the airline’s increased demand for revenue-enhancing premium cabins on flights to the US, Europe along with Asia.

Qantas to boost premium seating on Airbus A380s

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