Air France has revealed the interior cabin of its just received Airbus A380 Super-jumbo. There is no surprises with the details of its cabin configuration, matching very closely with what I have reported here on The Business Travel Guru in the past, however the release by Air France of these cabin pictures give the full picture of what to expect, if you get the chance to fly this aircraft. Air France A380 La Premiere First Class Cabin The Air France Airbus A380 features 9 First Class La Premiere seats on the lower deck, no suites you say? Yes this is correct, Air France bucked the trend deciding not to follow Singapore Airlines, Emirates or Qantas in implementing suites in First Class La Premiere, maybe this is a sign of the economic times in Europe, but then again this aircraft would have been the planning stages for years. The 9 first class seats are set out in a 1-2-1 configuration, this cabin features what looks to be a self service bar, along with a changing cabin/room with beauty products from Clarins. Air France A380 Affaires Business Class Cabin The Air France A380 Affaires or Business Class cabin is located in the forward upper deck of the aircraft, with 80 Seats set out in a 2-2-2 seating configuration; each seat is two meters long. The In-flight entertainment Unit IFE screen is 15 Inch (38 cm) wide. Noise Cancelling Headphones? Air France is using nothing but the best, Sennheiser Noise Cancelling Headphones Air France Airbus A380 Voyageur Economy Class Cabin Voyageur Economy Class on the Air France A380 seats at total of 449 passengers on both the lower and upper decks. Seating is configured in a 10 wide 3-4-3 configuration. The In-flight entertainment unit in Voyageur hosts an 8.4 inch LCD screen, along with 600 hours of viewing & 3,000 music tracks. Air France A380 cabin interior cabin Video on Youtube From the initial information & pictures which Air France has released about its Airbus A380, the product looks quite good, but is it in the league of its A380 Predecessors? I think the jury is out, will need to wait for a flight review! What are your thoughts?
Sydney, 26 October 2007 – Singapore Airlines today presented Médecins Sans Frontières, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, with proceeds from the A380 Charity Auction – a world first that raised US$1.26 million (approx AU$1.4 million) from the sale of seats on the flight. The presentation was held at Sydney Airport near the world’s first fully double-decker superjumbo – the A380 – which arrived in Sydney yesterday on its First Commercial Flight from Singapore. Singapore‘s Community Chest was presented with proceeds from the Auction at the A380’s official Departure Function at Changi Airport yesterday. Singapore Airlines Chairman, Mr Stephen Lee was joined by Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chew Choon Seng to present the cheques and to thank everyone who made the auction a success. “Our first A380 customers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience on an aircraft that is set to redefine long-haul air travel. This latest addition to the Singapore Airlines fleet is cleaner, quieter and more spacious than any other jet aircraft,” said Mr Chew. “It is a proud moment for us to celebrate the entry into service of this new passenger plane, while also helping those less fortunate in our communities. We are grateful that aviation enthusiasts from around the world joined in this historic flight and contributed to the causes we selected. “We are elated to bring the A380 to Sydney and the people of Australia, and look forward to strengthening even further our 40-year relationship with the Australian community.” Australians were amongst the largest contingent of bidders to support the cause – comprising 15 percent of successful bids. This contribution will now help worthwhile organisations continue their amazing work in communities around the world. Dr. Nick Wood, President of Médecins Sans Frontières Australia, said “Our organisation sends as many as 3,000 volunteers around the world each year, to provide urgent medical care to people in need . “The generosity of Singapore Airlines and the global community that responded so eagerly to the auction is sincerely appreciated, and the proceeds will make a considerable contribution to our operations in locations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Malawi or the continuing human tragedy that is Darfur.” Dr. Tony Penna, Chief Executive, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead said the donation will go a long way to boosting research programs and support services for children and families throughout treatment and recovery. “The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest children’s hospital in New South Wales and provides a variety of unique and specialised services. For example, the Hospital is home to the state’s only paediatric burns unit and the liver transplant unit, which saves the lives of desperately ill children. “It is only through the exceptional generosity of donors such as Singapore Airlines that these services can exist. We were happy to be here today to receive these vital funds and thank Singapore Airlines for being a strong partner in saving young lives.” […]
Singapore Airlines today unveiled the luxurious cabin interior on its new AirbusA380. The cabin was revealed for the first time at the aircraft delivery in Toulouse, France. Also just relased cabin video see here: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Cabin Video The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in three classes, with 12 Singapore Airlines Suites – a cabin class beyond First – on the main deck, 60 Business Class on the upper deck, and 399 Economy Class seats, across both decks. This new cabin design ensures that the A380 will deliver unprecedented comfort, space and luxury to Singapore Airlines customers. The design process began over five years ago, with some of the Airline’s most frequent travelers invited to participate in workshops to help the Airline understand what was most important to customers on a new aircraft. Some of the new cabin products have already made their debut, to global acclaim, on Singapore Airlines new Boeing 777-300ER long-haul aircraft. Coupled with the service of the Singapore Airlines award-winning cabin crew, the A380 will provide customers in all three classes with a luxurious travel experience. Singapore Airlines Suites Unrivalled exclusivity and privacy await the privileged customers who fly Singapore Airlines’ newest cabin product, aboard the Airbus A380. Introducing the Singapore Airlines Suites, a class beyond First, providing the ultimate in luxury and privacy. Setting a new standard in ultimate premium air travel, the Singapore Airlines Suites features a bold and unique cabin concept where each Suite is the customer’s private cabin in the sky. Behind its discrete sliding doors is a spacious and truly personal area, with lavish furnishing and finishes. The new Singapore Airlines Suites were designed by leading French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste, whose designs cleverly utilise space to make the flight experience even more luxurious. The Suites were manufactured by Jamco Corporationof Japan and Sicma Aero Seat of France. Elegantly furnished, each of the Singapore Airlines Suites opens up to a plush and luxurious leather seat, which is almost a metre wide (with armrest folded away). In a perfect marriage of classic style, ergonomics and technology, each seat is upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau in the finest leather, with an elegant pumpkin finish. The seat is fully adjustable, with a simple-to-use electronic control panel to accommodate a variety of sitting and lounging positions. For those who want to sleep, a full-sized flat bed, with plush mattress, is built into each individual Singapore Airlines Suite, and does not utilise the seat as part of the sleeping surface. Lavish Givenchy-designed duvets and cushions ensure customers can drift into peaceful and comfortable sleep. For couples traveling, the beds in the middle two seats can be converted to an optional double bed. The intelligent design of the full flat bed not only offers customers the choice to rest in their preferred sleeping positions, but also allows them to sit or lounge in bed as they might […]