Qantas today added its brand new Airbus A330-200
aircraft to its domestic network, offering passengers new seating
and personal on-demand inflight entertainment in all cabins.
“For the first time Qantas will operate a
domestic aircraft featuring state-of-the-art in-seat entertainment
for all customers,” said Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce. “The on-demand
Panasonic eX2 system has over five hundred entertainment
options including movies, TV programs, a CD library, games, a
dedicated children’s section, plus Qantas Lonely Planet Guides as
seen on the
A380. Each seat offers touch screen functionality to enhance
The spacious A330 aircraft is configured with 36
Business and 265 Economy seats.
Business passengers can enjoy a wide seatback
design, an extra wide seat width of 22 inches, cocktail table,
ergonomic cushions and extendable leg rest with fold out footrest.
Economy passengers will also enjoy an increased
focus on comfort with an extra wide 18.1” seat width, ergonomic
seat cushioning and a seat base that moves in conjunction with the
Customers can also take advantage of an
individual USB port in every seat to enable charging of personal
electronic devices, and PC power.
The aircraft has been named the ‘Tamar Valley’
after the renowned Tasmanian wine region. The second A330-200,
named after South Australia’s Clare Valley, is scheduled to arrive
in February next year.
The aircraft operated its inaugural service
QF575 between Sydney and Perth this morning and will continue to
operate on trans-continental flights between Sydney, Melbourne and
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