QANTAS upgrades its fourth Boeing 747-400 to Airbus A380 standard

QANTAS Airways (Sydney) will introduce its fourth newly-fitted Boeing 747-400 to its international network later this month.

The Boeing 747-400 Reconfiguration Program includes the complete retrofit of the aircraft interior, including new seats and new cabin configurations. The newly-configured aircraft are fitted with 364 seats: 58 Business, 36 Premium Economy and 270 Economy. The seats in all three cabins have won awards for their design and comfort, including the 2009 Australian International Design Award for the Economy seat.

By the end of June 2012, QANTAS will have six newly-fitted 747-400 aircraft operating on long haul Pacific routes including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth and Santiago.

For First customers traveling between the US and Australia, the A380 First suite will continue to be available on QF11 and QF12 (Los Angeles-Sydney) and QF93 and QF94 (Los Angeles-Melbourne).

The remaining three newly-fitted Boeing 747-400 aircrafts 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 747-400 aircraft by the end of this year.

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