August 29 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

Qantas to upgrade its A330s

By Tanya Filippelli

Qantas recently previewed the new interiors that will be featured on its Airbus A330 fleet from late 2014, including Marc Newson-designed business suites for international and domestic passengers.

All 30 of Qantas’ A330s will be upgraded with business suites in a 1-2-1 layout with fully flat beds and direct aisle access from every seat. The new business class seats can also be left in a recline position for take-off and landing.

Ten A330-300s for international flights will feature new economy seats and 20 A330-200s for domestic legs will see their economy seats refurbished.

“With this business suite we have focused on delivering an intuitive design that meets the needs of our customers travelling in Asia, and creating a cabin experience that provides privacy and a considered space to work, rest or sleep,” said Marc Newson, Creative Designer for Qantas.

In addition to Panasonic inflight entertainment systems, all A330s will be fitted with Qantas’ Q-Streaming technology, which gives customers access to an extensive entertainment library streamed to devices like iPads.  

“Customers in all parts of the aircraft will notice a significant improvement in comfort when our refreshed A330s start to roll out from the end of 2014,” concluded Allan Joyce, CEO for Qantas Group.



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