Inside Qantas’ Project Sunrise A350 1000 cabin
Qantas has now released previews of all cabins within its new A350-1000s that will fly Project Sunrise flights from London and New York to the east coast of Australia.
In total, each aircraft will feature six first-class suites alongside seats for 52 in business, 40 in premium economy and 140 in economy. It will even feature a unique ‘wellness zone’ for stretching, available to passengers from all classes.
The luxurious first suite provides customers with a boutique hotel experience in the comfort of their own cabin. It boasts a spacious layout with a wide fixed bed, a separate recliner chair, a personal wardrobe, a dining table for two, and a 32” ultra-high definition TV.
The smaller business class, meanwhile, features a two-meter flatbed, ample storage space. a large mirror, cushioned leather ottoman, an 18” ultra-high definition touch screen TV, a large dining table, and stylish feature lighting.
Both first and business-class cabins offer multiple options for charging personal devices, including wireless induction charging.
Upon completion of key satellite launches covering the Qantas international network, the A350 will provide fast and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi through its partnership with Viasat.
The Flying Kangaroo’s CEO, Alan Joyce, said while the Qantas A350 will have a high percentage of premium seats onboard, maximising comfort and wellbeing across all cabins was a priority.
“We have spent just as much time on the second half of the aircraft as we did the front, in fact, we started studies on the Wellbeing Zone before any other area of the A350,” he said.
“The new Project Sunrise flights give us the opportunity to re-think long-haul travel in its entirety, from aircraft cabin design to what ingredients we include on the inflight menu.
“Reducing the number of seats onboard our A350 to 238 compared to the 300-plus seat layout of other carriers means we not only maximise aircraftWiFiformance across long distances, we give our passengers more space and comfort.
“Fewer seats translate to more space for each customer and a dedicated Wellbeing Zone for travellers to stretch, help themselves to a snack and spend time out of their seat. We are the only airline in the world that will have a bespoke designed onboard stretch and movement space.”
Designer David Caon said premium economy had been designed “from the ground up” with a focus on ergonomics, entertainment and privacy.
“The new headrest wings are the biggest visible difference and will provide passengers with both additional support and a sense of privacy without isolating them from travel companions,” he said.
“An upholstered ergonomic foot and leg rest system allows the body to be cradled in recline to better help passengers sleep.
“Economy travellers also have an OLED 13” TV screen, foot net and convenient storage space within arms’ reach to store glasses and personal items.
“The team has spent extensive time testing ergonomics, lumbar support and breathability of the seat fabrics in the new Economy seat, which will have 33 inches of legroom.
“In both the Premium Economy cabin and Economy cabins, we have redesigned every element of the seats to provide better features as well as a fresh look across the entire aircraft to create a sense of light and calm.”