The flying kangaroo just got a bit fancier thanks to a multi-million dollar upgrade.

By Mike Huyhn


Posted on October 4, 2019

The plight of long haul flying from Australia is about to get more luxurious thanks to the newly refurbished Qantas A380 first class suites. Unveiled this week by the Australian airline, the upgrade will see 12 of Qantas’s A380 aircraft equipped with the latest in high-end fashion, design and food as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade.

Qantas A380 First Class

“Australians are used to flying long haul and we know it’s important to make the journey comfortable,” said Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce.

“We’re very proud to showcase the best of Australian design, wine and food on these services which will provide a step change in comfort.”

Qantas A380 First Class

Passengers travelling in the revamped First cabin will be able to experience a host of luxury services mid-flight including:

  • The latest designer sleepwear from Australian label Martin Grant
  • A state-of-the-art spa service boasting premium LaGaia amenity products
  • Facials and hot stone massages alongside a selection of skincare products
  • A refresh of the First Suite with new contoured cushioning and higher resolution entertainment screens
  • An upper deck lounge featuring a new bespoke snack and light meal menu from Neil Perry’s Rockpool team
  • A self-service bar featuring an additional cocktail menu spruiking signature Australian cocktails

Qantas A380 First Class

Leading the new fit out’s design is Australian designer David Caon who opted to expand the upper deck lounge to provide seating for 10 people in plush deep green leather couches paired to wood grained walls.

Those embarking on work trips will also be treated with an upgrade of the Qantas Business Suite which is often dubbed the “mini First” by frequent flyers. The stand out feature of this class is a new Skybed which provides direct aisle access for every business class passenger.

Qantas A380 First Class

Business class passengers also receive a self-service bar as found in the First suite. The flying kangaroo is expected complete the same upgrade to 11 more of their aircraft by the end of 2020.

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