Posted on: 25 April 2019 by Kimberley Young
All Nippon Airways has unveiled the cabin interiors on its new Airbus A380 aircraft.
The airline took delivery of its first of three A380 aircraft back in March and the airline is now ramping up ready for the ‘Flying Honu’ aircraft to enter service on 24 May travelling on the route between Narita and Honolulu, Hawaii.
The aircraft seats up to 520 passengers across two decks. The upper deck is home to eight First Class suites, 56 Business Class seats that convert to fully flat beds and 73 Premium Economy seats, while the main deck will have 383 Economy Class seats, including 60 couch seats.
For the first time, First Class (pictured, right) is available on ANA’s Honolulu route, and each seat features its own door to provide passengers with their own private space, as well as a 32-inch LCD widescreen monitor and a large table. Meal lights and reading lights are included on the seats and a PC power port and USB port. There is also an adjustable partition screen between the centre seats and plenty of stowage including a closet for jackets and several compartments for smaller items.
Business Class seats all benefit from direct aisle access and a number of pair seats are also available. The seats feature an 18-inch touch-panel LCD widescreen monitor and a large table and side table. They are also equipped with a reading light, USB ports and a universal power port.
The Premium Economy seat offers a 38-inch pitch and a 15.6-inch touch-panel personal monitor. The seats also feature a six-way adjustable headrest and stowage for phones and other small items.
While economy offers a 34-inch seat pitch, a six-way adjustable headrest and a PC power port and USB ports and a 13.3-inch touchscreen IFE system. The slim-design economy seats also come in two new fabrics aiming to create a “brighter ambience” in the cabin.
ANA are also presenting ANA COUCHii (pictured, right), the first couch seat to be offered by a Japanese airline. Available for an extra fee depending on the number of passengers, it comprises three or four seats and has raisable leg rests, meaning it can be used as a bed. It also comes with its own bedding.
The seatback monitors in all classes on the A380 will feature a special design for the Honolulu route, and in addition to the ANA Wi-Fi service, passengers will also be able to enjoy in-flight content available only on the ‘Flying Honu’ A380 aircraft.
The airline’s new aircraft also features a multi-purpose room at the rear of the main deck, providing a space for passengers to use to change clothes, or change children’s nappies. In addition to a sink the room is equipped with a bench seat, changing board and a changing table.
Each cabin class will also be quipped with a bar counter where passengers can help themselves to drinks and snacks (to be phased in).
Inside the aircraft, graphics and lighting aim to emulate Hawaiian scenery including sunrises, starry skies and rainbows.
While ANA’s first A380 will enter service in May, its second is due to go into service in July while it’s third is scheduled to be phased into service gradually.
(Header image: ANA’s A380 business class, image provided by All Nippon Airways)
(Images provided by All Nippon Airways)