Qantas Airbus A380s to get two inflight Business Class Lounges


EXCLUSIVE | Qantas’ revamp of its Airbus A380 will see the superjumbos fitted with two new business class lounges on the upper deck, located either side of the ‘grand staircase’ which leads down to first class.

One of the spaces will adopt a more social cafe-inspired design with two tables fitted with soft LED lighting surrounded by comfortable padded benches.

The second of the David Caon-designed nooks will include a self-serve minibar for drinks and snacks plus a large video screen for watching inflight movies.

All 12 of the red-tailed superjumbos will roll into the hangar for a tip-to-tail refresh beginning in March 2019, with the entire fleet completed by the end of 2020.

In addition to the two new lounges, Qantas will rip out the A380’s decade-old business class and premium economy seats and replace them with the latest business class and premium economy seats from the Boeing 787.

The first class suites will be refreshed rather than replaced, including the fitting of “contoured cushioning” plus a larger HD video display to replace the current 17 inch panel.