Qantas has unveiled prototypes of the First and Business cabins on the Airbus A350s that will fly passengers non-stop from Australia to New York and London from late 2025. The Premium Economy and Economy cabins will be unveiled in the coming months.
The Qantas A350 will have 6 First suites in a 1-1-1 configuration and 52 Business Suites in a 1-2-1 configuration. Key to the cabin design has been giving passengers more space, made possible by Qantas’ decision to configure its 12 Airbus A350s to seat 238 passengers compared to the 300-plus seat layout specified by other carriers.
The First Suite has a range of features to make customers feel like they are in a mini boutique hotel room complete with an extra-wide fixed bed, separate recliner chair, personal wardrobe, dining table for two and a 32” ultra-high definition TV.
Every Business Suite will have direct aisle access for ease of moving around the cabin, and Qantas is incorporating sliding doors into the suite for privacy, if desired. Other Business features include a two metre flat bed, generous storage (including a large mirror), cushioned leather ottoman, 18” ultra-high definition touch screen TV, large dining table and feature lighting.
First and Business will also offer multiple personal device charging options including wireless induction charging. The Qantas A350 will offer fast and free high-speed Wi-Fi with partner Viasat following completion of key satellite launches covering the Qantas international network. The aircraft will also feature Bluetooth connectivity allowing all customers to connect their own Bluetooth-enabled headset to the in-flight entertainment system.
1/2 @Qantas has unveiled prototypes of the First and Business cabins on the aircraft that will fly passengers non-stop from Australia to New York and London from late 2025. The A350 will have 6 First Suites in a 1-1-1 layout and 52 Business Suites in a 1-2-1 configuration. #PaxEx pic.twitter.com/aR9kpO0vty
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