Friday 18 August 2017

The new worst seat on a flight has been introduced

The economy passenger cabin of an Airbus A380 Getty Images
The economy passenger cabin of an Airbus A380 Getty Images

Matt Payton

Aerospace manufacturer Airbus now offers airlines the option to introduce a fifth seat to the middle aisle of the economy cabin of the A380.

The configuration change on the A380 will allow every row to seat 11 people increasing the capacity of the economy cabin to 23.

In addition, Airbus plans to introduce a stair galley at the rear of the plane along with changes to the layout of the premium economy and business class cabins.

An Airbus spokesman said in a statement: "The A380’s typical ten-abreast economy already offers an outstanding comfort with a seat width of up to 19”.

"Airbus’ ability to offer efficient choice for Premium Economy and Economy extends also to A380, with new options at nine-abreast and 11-abreast respectively. 

"Meanwhile, with even 11-abreast allowing 18” between the armrests confirms the A380 continues to offer the best standards in every class."

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