Aussie flag carrier Qantas has unveiled changes to seat configuration on its fleet of A380 superjumbos, adding more premium seating.
Changes in the works will see an additional 27% of premium seating.
It says 30 upper deck economy seats will be removed and a crew workstation revamped to allow for an additional six Business Class and 25 Premium Economy seats.
Qantas says customer demand has driven the changes.
The A380 refurbishment will see new Premium Economy seats in a 2-3-2 configuration with added width and the newest Qantas’ Business Suites replacing Business Class Skybeds.
“Customers love the A380. This upgrade is a major investment in putting the next generation of seats on the aircraft as well as more creature comforts to maintain its status as one of the best ways to fly,” said Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce.
“We’re seeing increased demand for Premium Economy and Business Class on the long haul routes that the A380 operates, including from people using their Qantas points to upgrade. When more travellers experience these new seats, we expect that demand will keep rising.
Qantas also said its A380s will operate on more routes in Asia.