International flights will never be the same with Qantas’ decision to include its fourth newly-fitted Boeng 747-400 (B747) to its international network later this month.
The B747 Reconfiguration Program includes the complete fit out of the aircraft interior including new seats and new cabin configurations. The newly-configured aircrafts consists of 364 seats: 58 Business, 36 Premium Economy and 270 Economy. Seats in all three cabins have won awards for their design and comfort, including the 2009 Australian International Design Award for the Economy seat.
According to Qantas Executive Manager Customer Experience Alison Webster, International customers travelling on Qantas’ newly-fitted B747 aircraft were delighted with the new product and service offering, which is aligned with the airline’s flagship A380 offering.
“Our customers in Business now enjoy new cabin mood lighting and the award-winning fully-flat Skybed designed by Marc Newson and our Economy customers also receive a new level of comfort with a custom designed seat featuring a unique footrest net and ergonomic cushioning and a self-service snack bar,” said Ms Webster.
“In-flight entertainment is now available on larger personal screens with over 1,500 content selections,” Ms Webster added.
The fourth newly-fitted B747 is scheduled to enter service by the end of March.
By the end of June, Qantas will have six newly-fitted B747 aircraft operating on long haul Pacific routes including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Santiago.
The remaining three newly-fitted B747 aircraft will be introduced across the long haul Pacific routes and Brisbane – Singapore by the end of October 2012.
Qantas will have a fleet of 12 A380s and nine newly-fitted B747 aircraft by the end of this year.