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Fri, 8 Sept 2017

Airbus to Upgrade Qantas’ A380 Cabins

Qantas has reached an agreement with Airbus to upgrade its 12 Airbus A380 cabins.

Airbus will be responsible for the overall upper-deck integration as well as a new business lounge area in the forward upper-deck.

 The installation phase will start in Q2 2019, with all 12 aircraft planned to be upgraded by around the end of 2020.

Qantas has reached an agreement with Airbus to upgrade its 12 Airbus A380 cabins. Click to enlarge.

Didier Evrard, EVP Programmes Airbus Commercial Aircraft said, “We are very pleased to contribute to Qantas’ success and reputation by applying our innovation and proven expertise in designing and upgrading cabins to increase the efficiency and value of its A380 operations. This also shows the continued confidence of Qantas in the 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) and 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 and Asia. 

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