Qantas has unveiled its pioneering cabin design for the fleet of Airbus A350s that will fly nonstop from Sydney to New York and London starting from late 2025.
After introducing the first and business cabins earlier this year, Qantas has now revealed the rest of the aircraft’s interior, featuring a Wellbeing Zone, alongside premium economy and economy cabins.
The design process has been in the works since 2019, involving tens of thousands of hours to create what Qantas refers to as the “A350 cabin of the future”.
This flight of the future will be able to accommodate 238 passengers for nonstop flights of up to 22 hours, connecting Australia to almost any location across the globe.
This development is part of Qantas’s Project Sunrise initiative, which aims to reduce point-to-point travel time by over three hours, compared to one-stop routes.
The front of the A350 will feature six First Suites arranged in a 1-1-1 configuration, with a 2-metre flat bed, a dining table for two, a separate recliner chair, and a 32” 4k touchscreen TV.
Meanwhile, the 52 Business Suites arranged in a 1-2-1 layout come equipped with sliding doors for added privacy, lay-flat beds, large dining tables, bespoke lighting and 18” 4k touchscreen TVs.
The 40-seat premium economy cabin and the 140-seat economy cabin feature generous seat pitches: 40 inches in premium economy (two inches more than the existing 787s and A380s) and 33 inches in economy (one inch more than other aircraft).
Seats in both cabins also feature ergonomic leg and footrest systems, and various personal storage options – the most comprehensive on any Qantas aircraft to date.
One of the standout features of this aircraft is the industry-first Wellbeing Zone. Strategically located between the premium economy and economy cabins, it offers passengers on-screen guided exercise programs, sculpted wall panels and integrated stretch handles, a hydration station, and a variety of refreshments.
Every seat, across all four cabins, will include multiple fast USB-C charging ports. Moreover, each premium seat will have an integrated wireless charging system, offering more convenience.
As part of its commitment to staying connected, Qantas is also offering fast and free WiFi to all its passengers.
Bluetooth connectivity will be available across all cabins, allowing customers to connect their personal headsets to individual inflight entertainment screens.
In addition, Qantas has conducted groundbreaking scientific research to mitigate jet lag and enhance sleep and overall wellbeing before, during and after ultra-long-haul flights. This research has informed the design of the A350 cabins.
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