Australia’s national carrier Qantas Airways recently introduced its new business class cabins on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft scheduled for delivery by the end of 2017. The airline will be featuring next-generation fully-flat Business Suite, which has also been installed on the airline’s newly acquired Airbus A330 aircraft.
Media reports said that business class cabin on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be configured in 1-2-1 layout with a capacity to accommodate a total of 42 premium customers. Each seat will also have an adjustable divider for greater privacy.
The Dreamliner aircraft will also have newly designed Economy Class as well as Premium Economy seats. According to the reports, the seats in Economy Class will have an extra inch of seat pitch in comparison to that on the airline’s new Airbus A380 aircraft. Among other prominent features in the Economy Class include a seatback mood light, more storage areas, USB ports and a personal device holder. For in-flight entertainment, the customers would be offered a 5 percent larger HD screen than what is being currently offered on A380. An upgraded footnet would also be among several other offerings.
Qantas Airways in a statement also said that traveling in Premium Economy will be an exhilarating experience indeed. The airline will be introducing a “revolutionary” new seat in Premium Economy, but will be disclosing the details of its new offering early next year.
Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas Airways Group, said, “The new Business Suite cabin has been designed to provide a better experience to our premium customers on long-haul flights. We have completely adhered to the suggestions and feedback provided by our valued customers while implementing the cabin design elements. Extra space has been created for our Economy Class customers by increasing the personal storage so that they are able to conveniently store their water bottles and personal devices. We also proudly say that we are offering many facilities in Economy Class which otherwise are reserved by other airlines for their Premium Economy customers.”