Qantas to reinstate more Airbus A380 aircraft

Qantas Airbus A380 ©AirTeamImages

Qantas will reinstate its full First Class offering at the end of this month both on the ground and in the air as post-pandemic international travel steadily recovers and the national carrier wakes up more of its A380 superjumbo fleet.

A fourth Qantas A380 has emerged from the Californian desert with Reginald Ansett (VH-OQH) leaving the storage yard this month for the first time since it was parked there in March 2020.

Qantas utilised the down time while the aircraft were in the desert to upgrade the popular A380s increasing the number of premium seats and refurbishing the cabins. The aircraft have a reconfigured business class cabin, with 70 updated business suites and an extended premium economy section with 60 seats, up from 35, as well as refreshed economy and first cabins.

The upper deck lounge has also had a full upgrade with booth style seating for ten people, a self-service bar and an option to order signature drinks and snacks.

From March 27, Qantas will reopen its Sydney and Melbourne international business lounges as more passengers take to the skies and revert its First Lounges in Australia, which operated as hybrid First/Business Lounges during the pandemic, to the full premium offering.

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