Russian carrier, Transaero Airlines, has released details of its Airbus A380 interior design. Scheduled to join its fleet in 2015, the four A380s will be configured in to three classes of service: Imperial, Business, and Economy.
Imperial class will feature 12 closed suites with luxury seats, with the functionality to convert in to fully-flat beds. Transaero states that Imperial class will feature the ‘largest’ seats in class, and are to be finished in fabric ‘glittering with shades of gold’. Imperial class will be situated on the lower deck of the aircraft, and will be configured in a 1-2-1 format.
Business class will accommodate 24 cocoon style seats, upholstered with high quality fabric, which may be easily transformed into 180-degree flat beds. Located on the upper deck of the A380, Business will also feature a 1-2-1 seating configuration.
Both Imperial and Business class cabins will be fitted with mood lighting creating an ambience for passengers by changing colors during different stages of the flight.
Economy class will accommodate 616 seats and will be located on the lower as well as on the upper deck. The seats in this class will be upholstered with high quality leather featuring 3D effect. The seat pitch in Economy class will be 31-32 inches complying with the airlines’ global standards. The seats will be configured in 3-4-3 rows on the lower deck and in 2-4-2 rows on the upper deck.
Transaero states it has chosen to configure the A380 aircraft with a capacity of 652 seats, following the results of an analysis of the current market demand for products of different classes of service.
The airline has also stated that its four А380s will be fitted with the most advanced high-speed in-flight Internet access available, as well as a Ka-Band mobile communication system, based on satellite technologies. It will ensure up to 12 Mb/sec data speeds for each passenger.