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The Meent (10) is the street to head to for fash­ion, con­cept stores, life­style and more gen­eral shop­ping.

seat­ing for cap­sule-style beds and so­fas – or pass the time at work desks or in chil­dren’s play ar­eas.

Pas­sen­gers would not be able to ac­cess the area dur­ing take-off or land­ing, and the beds would be housed in re­mov­able mod­ules that could be in­ter­changed with or­di­nary cargo con­tain­ers.

Ge­off Pin­ner, head of cabin and cargo at Air­bus, told Tele­graph Travel: “Air­lines came to us to see how they can bet­ter utilise the space in their air­craft.

“With lower-deck use, they can gen­er­ate more rev­enue with­out hav­ing to spend money to change the air­craft or add busi­ness­class seats. On a long-haul flight, the air­line could po­ten­tially rent out each of these spa­ces to a num­ber of pas­sen­gers in dif­fer­ent time slots through­out the flight. So an econ­omy-class of­fer­ing could come with a sleep­ing bed add-on.”

The de­signs were un­veiled at the Air­craft In­te­ri­ors Expo in Ham­burg.

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