Air­bus un­veils A380 “cabin space op­ti­mi­sa­tion” range

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UPFRONT -

AIR­BUS has un­veiled a range of new “Cabin En­ablers” for its A380 su­per­jumbo air­craft, which it says can cre­ate space for around 80 ad­di­tional seats. The prod­uct of­fer­ing in­cludes a re­designed front stair­case, which the man­u­fac­turer says will free up space for 20 ex­tra pas­sen­gers. Other “en­ablers” – some of which are al­ready of­fered to air­lines – in­clude an 11-across (3-5-3) econ­omy lay­out on the main deck (adding 23 econ­omy seats), a nine-across pre­mium econ­omy lay­out on the main deck (adding 11 pas­sen­gers), a re­designed rear stair­case and aft-gal­ley (adding space for 14 more pas­sen­gers), and the re­moval of the up­per deck side­wall stowage (in­creas­ing busi­ness class ca­pac­ity by ten seats).

Air­bus said that “an in­no­va­tive seat­ing con­cept” al­lows air­lines to of­fer an 18-inch seat width in econ­omy while mov­ing to a 3-5-3 lay­out. air­

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