Air Austral announced at the Dubai Airshow that they plan to buy two Airbus A380 superjumbo jets and configure them with all economy class, fitting about 840 passengers aboard. The airline is planning to fly the sardine-like-airplane between Reunion, France and Paris. They are the first airline to purchase the world’s largest airline in an all economy layout. Most airlines order A380’s in a multi-class seating of about 500 total seats.
Austral Air already has a fleet of 10 aircraft, including 3 ATR-72 and 2 Boeing 737’s that are all economy. However, they also have 5 Boeing 777’s with three class layouts.
It is bad enough waiting for an entire all economy Boeing 737 with about 125 seats in it to empty. I couldn’t imagine the chaos of 840 passengers trying to board, store their carry-ons, sit, and then de-board. No thanks!Today in the Sky Image: Paulo974
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