31 AUGUST 2015


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Article from BTNews 31 AUGUST 2015

Aircraft cabin widths

The fact that British Airways is adjusting the layout for its latest Boeing 787s (see in this issue BA gets wider) has prompted  Business Travel News  to take a look at Economy class seating in the current widebodies.

A330    208”      8 across with 17.5” wide seats and 9 across with 16.5” seats
A350     221”     8 across with 19.0” wide seats and 9 across with 18.0” seats
A380        British Airways is taken as a typical example
  257”     10 across with 17.5” wide seats Main Deck
  230”         8 across with 17.5” wide seats Upper Deck
  Emirates is proposing an 11 across version with less than 17” seats
B747     240”     10 across with 18.5” wide seats
B777     231”        9 across with 18.0” seats and 10 across with 17.5” seats
B787     216”       8 across with 18.5” seats and   9 across with 17.3” seats

Every airline has a different seat layout.  Qatar Airways said in a statement: "Due to ever-increasing passenger demand across a range of Qatar Airways routes coupled with new developments in slimline seating, Qatar Airways will feature 10 seats abreast in Economy on all its new B777 aircraft” increasing from nine.  BTN  will be flying on both Vietnam Airways and Lufthansa in the coming weeks and will take a tape measure.  www.airbus.com  www.boeing.com/commercial

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