(21 Mar 2022, 11:27 +07)
Qantas will reinstate its full First Class
offering at the end of this month as post-pandemic international
travel steadily recovers and the national carrier returns more of
its A380s to service.
A fourth Qantas A380 emerged from the Californian
desert with Reginald Ansett (VH-OQH) leaving the storage yard
earlier this month for the first time since it was parked there in
Qantas utilised the down time while the aircraft
were in the desert to upgrade the passenger-pleasing A380s increasing the
number of premium seats and refurbishing the cabins.
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.
Stairway to luxury onboard a Qantas Airbus A380
The upper deck lounge has also had a full upgrade
with booth style seating for 10 people, a self-service bar and an
option to order signature drinks and snacks.
From 27 March, 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.
Eligible First Lounge customers will again enjoy a
Neil Perry curated à la carte dining menu, Champagnes and fine
Australian wines, as well as a seasonal cocktail selection.
The Spa will also reopen offering bespoke
pre-travel treatments such as hot stone massages and mini facials
using LaGaia products.
Qantas Chief Customer Officer Stephanie Tully,
said, “We know that our customers have missed the Qantas
A380 travel experience as much as our team has missed being able
to provide it for them so it’s fantastic that we’re back in the
air with our premium full service on these newly refurbished
The First cabin on the 485-seat A380 features fully lay
flat beds, premium Neil Perry multi-course dining experience,
award-winning Australian wine cellar and Martin Grant-designed
Qantas will also reopen its First Check-in suite
at Sydney International for First customers and top tier Frequent
Flyers to enjoy a personalised and streamlined check-in.
The Qantas A380 currently operates flights from
Sydney to Los Angeles and from June will also operate flights
between Sydney and London via Singapore.