Qantas has received the first of its brand new Qantas 737-800 aircraft that includes a new Domestic Business and Economy seat as well as the Boeing Sky Interior, and a new Panasonic on demand in-flight entertainment system.
We got to see the first Qantas 737-800 at the recent Qantas 91st birthday come Qantas 787 Dreamliner event in Sydney last week, and I was fairly impressed with what I saw.
Qantas 737-800 Boeing Sky Interior
The Boeing Sky Interior on board the Qantas 737-800 is the same that is seen in the big brother 787 Dreamliner. Sky Interior incorporates LED mood lighting (with 6 different lighting moods) which Qantas say will enhance the sense of spaciousness on your journey, as well as the mood lighting the aircraft has enlarged window surrounds, 787 Dreamliner style overhead cabin bins and LED reading lights.
Qantas 737-800 Business Class
The Qantas 737-800 features 12 newly designed Recaro seats with Marc Newson designed leather seat covers. Business Class seats have a 37 inch (93.9 cm) seat pitch and are 22 inches (55.8 cm) wide. The 12 seats are spread out over 3 rows with seats configured in a 2-2 seating configuration.
Qantas 737-800 Economy Class
The Economy Class the next generation Qantas 737-800 features 156 seats each with have a 30 inch (76.2 cm) seat pitch, 5 inch (12.7 cm) recline and 17.2 inch (43.68 cm) seat width. The seat back In-flight entertainment
LCD screen measures 9 inches (22.86 cm) and is fully touch screen
Both Business and Economy seats feature PC power as well as USB ports for charging iPhones/iPads and other USB type devices.
Qantas have 24 Boeing 737-800 on order which will operate both Tasman and domestic routes