Airbus A380 seat configurations

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The A380-800 layout with 519 seats displayed

The Airbus A380 has two full-length decks of 49.90 m (163 ft 8 in), though the upper deck has a slightly reduced usable length due to the curvature of the front fuselage and the front staircase. The main deck measures 6.58 m (21 ft 7 in) in width and the upper deck 5.92 m (19 ft 5 in).

Passenger capacity varies with the seat configuration chosen by the operating airline. While the A380-800 is certified for up to 853 passengers (538 on the main deck and 315 on the upper), achievable with a one-class configuration, Airbus references a "comfortable three-class" 525-passenger configuration in their marketing material[1] however few airlines have configured A380s with that many seats.

Of the planes currently in service, the passenger capacity ranges from 407 (Korean Air) to 538 passengers (Air France). In late 2015, Emirates will start taking delivery of planes seating 615 passengers, the most ever seen.[2][3][4][5] Airbus offers 11-abreast seats for delivery in 2017.[6]

Some airlines have speculated configuring the planes for higher seat numbers,[7] including a one-class layout seating 840 people.[8][9][10]

A380 cabin cross section, showing economy class seating

List[edit]

Customer Total Passengers Deck Lower Deck Upper Deck Special features
Class First Business Economy First Business Premium
Economy
Economy
France Air France[11][12] 516 Pitch/width 81"/35" 32"/19" 55"/34" 32"/19" Electronic Art Gallery
Seats 9 343 80 38 46
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 2-2-2 2-3-2 2-4-2
538 Seats 9 343 80 106
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 2-2-2 2-4-2
United Kingdom British Airways[13] 469 Pitch/width  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Seats 14 44 199 53 55 104
Configuration 1-2-1 2-4-2 3-4-3 2-3-2 2-3-2 2-4-2
China China Southern Airlines[14] 506 Pitch/width  ?  ?  ?  ?
Seats 8 352 70 76
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 1-2-1, staggered 2-4-2
United Arab Emirates Emirates[7][15][16] 489 Pitch/width 32"/18" 86"/23" 48"/18.5" bar and shower
Seats 399 14 76
Configuration 3-4-3 1-2-1 1-2-1, staggered
517 Seats 427 14 76
Configuration 3-4-3 1-2-1 1-2-1, staggered
United Arab Emirates Etihad Airways[17] 498 Pitch/width 9 "First Apartment"
1 "Residence" accommodating up to 2 passengers
with private bathroom and bedroom
Seats 417 9 + 2 70
Configuration 3-4-3 1-1 1-2-1, staggered
South Korea Korean Air[18][19] 407 Pitch/width 34"/ 74"/ bar, lounge and duty-free showcase
Seats 12 301 94
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 2-2-2
Germany Lufthansa[20] 526 Pitch/width 31"/20.5" 90-92"/31.5" 57-60"/19.6"
Seats 420 8 98
Configuration 3-4-3 1-2-1 2-2-2
Malaysia Malaysia Airlines[21][22][23] 494 Pitch/width 89"/40" 32"/18" 74"/? 32"/18"
Seats 8 350 66 70
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 2-2-2 2-4-2
Australia Qantas[24][25] 484 Pitch/width 83.5"/29" 31"/18.1" 80"/21.5" 38-42"/19.5" 30 self-service bar and lounge
Seats 14 341 64 35
Configuration 1-1-1 3-4-3 2-2-2 2-3-2
Qatar Qatar Airways[26][27] 517 Pitch/width 90"/ 23" "/ " "/ " "/ " self-service bar and lounge
Seats 8 461 48
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 2-4-2
Singapore Singapore Airlines[28][29] 471 Pitch/width 81"/27-35" 32"/19" 55"/34" 32"/19" 2 double beds can be created
by combining 2 suites seats
Seats 12 311 60 88
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 1-2-1 2-4-2
409 Seats 12 311 86
Configuration 1-2-1 3-4-3 1-2-1
Thailand Thai Airways International[30] 507 Pitch/width 32"/18" 83"/26.5" 74"/20" 34"/18" self-service bar and lounge
Seats 377 12 60 58
Configuration 3-4-3 1-2-1 1-2-1, staggered 2-4-2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A380-800 / Cabin layout & comfort". Airbus. 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Emirates launches daily A380 service to Copenhagen | News". Emirates Denmark. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Emirates to deploy the world's biggest aircraft on its Copenhagen service" CPH press, 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ "CPH: A380 er en milepæl for os" Check-in.dk, 10 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Verdenspremiere i CPH på 615-sæders fly" Check-in.dk, 10 April 2015.
  6. ^ Flottau, Jens (14 April 2015). "Airbus Offering 11-Abreast A380 Seating From 2017". Aviation Week & Space Technology. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Emirates A380s to Establish New Airliner Seat Record". Aviation. 8 June 2008. 
  8. ^ Fairfax Media. 2009. Sydney Morning Herald. "Airline to turn A380 superjumbo into sardine can" http://www.smh.com.au/travel/airline-to-turn-a380-superjumbo-into-sardine-can-20090116-7imb.html
  9. ^ Private Media Pty Ltd. Crikey. "Plan for 840 seat all economy A380 ditched by Air Austral" http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2013/07/31/plan-for-840-seat-all-economy-a380-ditched-by-air-austral/
  10. ^ CH Aviation "Air Austral to launch Ewa Air on October 29 as A380 talks drag on" http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/news/22187-air-austral-to-launch-ewa-air-on-october-29-as-a380-talks-drag-on
  11. ^ "Flight check: Singapore Airlines A380". Business Traveller. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  12. ^ http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_France/Air_France_Airbus_A380.php | Air France seat plan (SeatGuru)
  13. ^ "British Airways - Airbus A380-800". British Airways. 
  14. ^ "First A380 for China Southern Airlines takes off for final round of tests". China Southern Airlines. 
  15. ^ Gulfnews: Emirates unveils A380 seat plan
  16. ^ Emirates publishes timings and seat plans for A380 flights to Oz/NZ – Business Traveller
  17. ^ Etihad A380 seat map
  18. ^ Korean Air A380s to have just 407 seats
  19. ^ Korean Air to feature business-only A380 upper deck
  20. ^ New cabin design – the customer's opinion counts
  21. ^ Malaysia Airlines unveils A380 configuration FlightGlobal 8 March 2012
  22. ^ MAS reveals A380 details Asian Aviation 8 March 2012
  23. ^ http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/hq/en/mh-experience/our-fleet/airbus-a380-800.html
  24. ^ Stanley, Bruce (2007-07-25). "Qantas Flaunts Super-Jumbo Perks". THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  25. ^ http://www.qantas.com.au/flash/miniSites/a380_08/export/download/plane_plan.jpg
  26. ^ "Photos Qatar Airways A380 makes Doha debut". dohanews.com. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  27. ^ Painter-Bosworth, Nicholas (7 April 2015), "Middle Eastern carriers show their Gulf in class", Flightglobal (Reed Business Information), retrieved 8 April 2015 
  28. ^ "First To Fly A380". Singapore Airlines. 
  29. ^ Singapore Airlines
  30. ^ "Thai Airbus A380". Thai Airways International.