SYDNEY, 31 October 2016: Qantas newest 787-9 Dreamliner due to arrive in a year’s time will feature the next generation of its Business Suite.
The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across business, premium economy and economy cabins in a layout that the airline says will maximise comfort for the long-distance traveller.
A hallmark feature of the new aircraft will be the Business Suite, the next generation of a seat recently installed on Qantas’ Airbus A330 fleet.
The suites also have a full-flat bed and ample space to eat, work or relax. Laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration, each suite has direct aisle access as well as the ability to stay reclined during takeoff and landing.
Economy passengers will gain another inch of seat pitch compared with the national carrier’s A380.
Unveiling the business and economy seats in Sydney at the weekend, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the interiors had been carefully designed with longer routes and changing passenger preferences in mind.
“The Dreamliner is an aircraft built for comfort. The windows are bigger, it helps reduce jetlag, it’s extremely quiet and there’s a system that smooths out turbulence. Customers are going to love it,” said Joyce.
“Many of the cabin design elements reflect what our customers have told us. Personal storage rates really highly, so we’ve created extra space in economy for customers to store their personal devices and water bottles.”