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Air­bus’s new­est and largest wide-body air­craft has com­pleted its demon­stra­tion tour of the Mid­dle East and Asia-Pa­cific, be­fore it starts ser­vice with launch cus­tomer Qatar Air­ways.

The new air­craft can ac­com­mo­date 40 ad­di­tional seats across busi­ness and econ­omy class and fea­tures in­creased over­head stor­age. The cabin uses an Airspace de­sign, with smooth curves, f low­ing lines and in­no­va­tive LED light­ing, with 16.7 mil­lion colours to cre­ate the de­sired mood. Car­ri­ers can also choose sun­rise and sun­set themes to help re­duce pas­sen­gers’ jet lag.

The air­craft has al­ready re­ceived 169 or­ders from 11 cus­tomers, in­clud­ing Cathay Pa­cific and Eti­had. air­

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