Earlier this year, Qantas unveiled some of the cabin details for its Airbus A350-1000 which will be delivered in 2025 and as of now, the airline has revealed all the details of the cabin.
Qantas currently has 12 Airbus A350-1000s in order and once delivered, the airline plans to fly nonstop from Australia to London and New York in late 2025.
About Qantas Project Sunrise A350-1000
On May 2022, Qantas placed a firm order for 12 Airbus A350-1000s that will fly passengers non-stop from Australia to New York and London starting in late 2025. This new aircraft will be specifically called “Project Sunrise” flights.
The new A350-1000s will feature only 238 seats, which has much lesser seats compared to other A350 operators. This is to give passengers more space for their ultra-long-haul flights as well as reduce the maximum weight of the aircraft in order to cover those distances.
In addition to the least dense configuration, the aircraft will feature a “wellbeing zone.” This area will be located between the premium economy and economy cabins for passengers to stretch their bodies during the flight.
The A350-1000 cabin is configured as below:
- 6 First Class Suites in a 1-1-1 layout
- 52 Business Class suites in a 1-2-1 layout
- 40 Premium Economy seats in a 2-4-2 layout
- 140 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3- layout
Qantas A350-1000 First Class Suites
Qantas will install six first-class suites in two rows of a 1-1-1 layout. These new suites will have the feeling that you are in a mini boutique hotel room. Furthermore, unlike ordinary first-class seats out in the industry, these new suites will feature a separate bed and recliner chair, a personal wardrobe, a dining table for two and a large 32″ TV.
The suites will also feature a shoulder-high wall around the seat for privacy, plenty of storage spaces and a customizable seat environment.
Qantas A350-1000 Business Class Suites
The new A350-1000s will feature 52 business class seats in a 1-2-1 layout. These seats will have direct aisle access and sliding doors to turn into a suite for privacy. Qantas will continue to configure the seats as staggered.
Furthermore, the business class suite features include two-meter flatbed, spacious storage areas including a large mirror, cushioned leather ottoman, an 18″ TV and a large dining table. Each seat will also offer multiple personal device charging options including wireless charging.
Qantas A350-1000 Premium Economy
Qantas will be introducing new Premium Economy products on its A350-1000. There will be 40 Premium Economy seats in the aircraft featuring 40″ (101cm) of the pitch with an 8″ (20cm) headrest for improved privacy.
In addition to the large pitch, the seat offers a legrest and a footrest however, there will be no AC power outlet. Instead, two USB-C ports will be available. This might be a little uncomfortable for those who are not using C-type chargers.
Qantas A350-1000 Economy Class
Qantas’ A350-1000 will also feature new Economy Class seats with improved comfort. There will be a total of 140 seats, the least on any other A350 operators. Each seat will offer a 33″ (83.3cm) pitch, a 13″ touch-screen monitor with Bluetooth connection and personal entertainment device holders.
Qantas A350-1000 Wellbeing Zone
Qantas’ A350-1000 will feature a section in between the Premium Economy and Economy Class called the “Wellbeing Zone.” As mentioned above, the wellbeing zone is specifically used as a place to stretch and exercise.
The wellbeing area also has a pantry with drinks and snacks similar to JetBlue’s pantry but much larger in size.
Qantas Will Offer Free High-Speed Inflight Wi-Fi Connectivity
One of the best features of the new A350s will be the complimentary Wi-Fi service. Qantas will offer fast and free high-speed Wi-Fi with partner Viasat as it completed the key satellite launch covering the Qantas international network.
With the introduction of onboard Wi-Fi connectivity, the A350 will be having the first on its whole long-haul network. Gradually, Qantas will be installing Wi-Fi connections on all its long-haul fleets.
Qantas has revealed the full detail of A350-1000s cabins which include new seats from First Class to Economy Class to the wellbeing zone. The aircraft will be the least dense configured out of all A350 operators with just 238 seats.
With the new seats and cabin revealed, non-stop, ultra-long-haul flights from Australia to London and New York will be one interesting ride. Let us see what the fares will be like when Qantas sells the tickets.