Qan­tas to over­haul 12 A380 cab­ins as it pro­longs jet’s life


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Qan­tas will up­grade 12 A380 cab­ins in a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar project de­signed to de­liver higher lev­els of com­fort and more pre­mium seats to make long-haul more cost-ef­fec­tive. Qan­tas’ A380 up­grade will ‘ben­e­fit cus­tomers in ev­ery cabin’, ac­cord­ing to CEO Alan Joyce. The air­craft’s up­per deck lounge has been ex­panded to fea­ture seat­ing for 10 peo­ple on deep green leather couches and wood pan­elled walls. The Pre­mium Econ­omy seat, which made its de­but on the Qan­tas Dream­liner fleet, also fea­tures as part of the up­grade. Smarter use of space on the A380 has al­lowed Qan­tas to in­crease the num­ber of Pre­mium Econ­omy seats from 35 to 60. The com­pany ex­pects to com­plete the re­fur­bish­ment of all re­main­ing 11 air­craft by the end of 2020.

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