Qantas will be the launch operator of Airbus’ A380 Cabin-Flex configuration, making space available for additional seats on its fleet of double-deck jetliners
Airbus has developed a new option, “A380 Cabin-Flex.” consists in a new cabin door area arrangement on the upper-deck, with lower density seat counts, allowing airlines to gain floor-space for extra seating without compromising on passenger comfort. The enhancement is available either for line-fit and retrofit.
A380 Cabin-Flex allows the upper-deck at “Doors-3” to be deactivated and can bring up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats.
Qantas has chosen to be the launch operator of the A380 Cabin-Flex on its current A380 fleet from mid-2019.