Posts Tagged ‘Airbus A380’

Air France Business Class

Affaires is the international business class cabin for Air France. The latest product was introduced on the Airbus A380, which is a slight variation on the Affaires product available on other long-haul aircraft.

It is designed to maximize space where passengers are able to relax, work and sleep when and how they want. Contour Premium Aircraft Seating designed Affaires with attention paid to in-seat performance and durability. The outcome being a stylish business class product. The colour tones of blue and beige create a calm and tranquil seating environment.

The main differences between Affaires on the Airbus A380 and other Air France long-haul aircraft is when in the sleep position it goes fully flat, it is wider and the seat pitch is closer. The original version of this Affaires product was launched with Boeing 777-300ER services which first took to the skies in 2007.


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Qantas Business Class

Qantas International Business Class features the Qantas ‘Skybed’, originally introduced in 2003 on long haul flights, the product had further enhancements made to it with the introduction of Airbus A380 services in 2008.

In 1979, Qantas was the world’s first airline to introduce Business Class seats. The airline is an industry pioneer, currently the oldest continuously operating airline and every year is one of the most profitable.

The Skybed has been designed by Marc Newson and developed with B/E Aerospace. In 2004 the Skybed received the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum Museum Good Design Award.

Qantas International Business, image credit: Qantas Qantas International Business, image credit: Qantas

Seat functionality is controlled electronically, passengers can adjust the seat into any position to ensure they are most comfortable for relaxing, working, eating or sleeping. There is an in-seat back massage function, cocoon style design with screen for added privacy, night light, LED reading light and ample storage areas.

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Qantas First Suite

Qantas has taken delivery of their first few new A380 aircraft, in conjuction with this, Qantas has also launched new products into various cabins.

In First Class on the A380, Qantas has introduced the First Suite. Providing an updated First Class product from what is featured on their 747-400 aircraft.

The new First Suite is based on providing the greatest levels of comfort and space, it has been designed by Australian designer Marc Newson.

Qantas First Suite, image credit: Qantas Airways

Experience really counts. So when we designed our First Suite for the new Qantas A380, we drew on our years of experience in service, design and innovation to create an environment with unsurpassed levels of comfort and space

– Qantas

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Singapore Airlines Suites

In 2007 with the launch of Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, Suites were unveiled. Singapore Airlines has described this innovative product as “A Class Beyond First”.

Travellers first got to experience this exciting product on the inaugural Airbus A380 for the airline in October 2007 from Sydney to Singapore.

There are 12 Suites on the Airbus A380; up to 35-inches across, fully flat bed, sliding doors, window blinds, leather & wood finishes and a sleek 23-inch LCD screen.

The Airbus A380 currently serves: London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. Melbourne is soon to also gain Airbus A380 services.

Singapore Airlines A380, image credit: Singapore Airlines

Available exclusively onboard the Singapore Airlines A380, the Singapore Airlines Suites offers an exquisitely private space. Lounge in the largest ever seat; a lavish armchair with adjustable headrest and armrests

– Singapore Airlines


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Singapore Airlines Business Class

Singapore Airlines launched their newest business class products in October 2006 . This product can be found on Airbus A380, Airbus A340-500 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Already Singapore Airlines has picked up many awards for the product including World’s Best Business Class (Skytrax World Airline Awards 2007 & 2008) and Best Business Class (Business Traveller Asia Pacific 2008).

Some of the routes already being served with the new seats on certain flights include: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Milan, Barcelona, Moscow, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Delhi, Mumbai, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne.

As Singapore Airlines continues to take delivery of new aircraft, the older type SpaceBed will be phased out. On 16 July 2009, Singapore Airlines announced a cabin renewel programme for some of its Boeing 777s. The first batch will be Boeing 777-300s, with the first aircraft in the retrofit programme to operate on the Singapore-Sydney route from 22 July 2009.

Traveller feedback has also been strong, many travellers have listed favourable reviews on various websites.

The most spacious the world has ever seen

– Singapore Airlines


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