Just days after SAS revealed the interiors and routes for its new Airbus A350s, Russian airline Aeroflot has launched particulars of its plans for the next-generation jet because it prepares to take supply of its order. The airline expects to obtain 15 of the airplanes between 2020-2023.
Among essentially the most thrilling developments is the obvious revelation that Aeroflot could have suites with closing doorways in enterprise class, following the lead of airways like Qatar Airways and Delta.
Looking at not too long ago launched seatmaps, Aeroflot’s A350s could have 28 business-class lie-flat seats specified by a front-facing 1 – 2 – 1 configuration. This marks the primary plane on which the airline will function direct entry to the aisle from each seat in enterprise class.
This represents an enormous leap ahead for the airline, whose present enterprise class product is B/E Aerospace Diamond seats. Though they recline to flat beds, they’re barely angled from dealing with entrance, and are configured in a 2 – 2 – 2 sample so everyone seems to be sitting subsequent to a different passenger and window seats don’t have direct entry to the aisle.
The rows seem to alternate in order that these on the edges of the aircraft are both nearer to the window or to the aisle whereas these within the middle part are both nearer to one another or separated from each other by wider armrests and privateness partitions. All appear to function closing doorways for privateness, although. Though no dimensions have been launched publicly up to now, they need to resemble comparable merchandise and measure round 21-23 inches vast and recline to beds between 78-80 inches lengthy.
The galley can even embody a self-serve bar for patrons flying up entrance.
Those within the again, in the meantime, can select from premium economic system and economic system seats. Premium economic system shall be specified by a 2 – four – 2 configuration and comprise 24 seats in all. These look to have a good quantity of recline in addition to ergonomic components like leg and footrests. Their dimensions ought to measure up at round 20 inches vast with 38 inches of pitch.
The economic system part ought to resemble the airline’s present choices, with seats specified by a three – three – three sample and numbering 264 in all. Expect them to be round 18 inches vast with 30-32 inches of pitch.
So far, it appears to be like like the brand new planes will go into service between Moscow and New York beginning March 29, 2020. After that, they need to fly to Beijing beginning in May, after which Miami and Seoul beginning in June.
That stated, airline operations and schedules are topic to alter, so earlier than reserving something, make sure you double test the plane flying your route and make sure it forward of time so that you don’t find yourself touring on an older jet.
Aeroflot is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, so if you wish to use miles to fly it, you are able to do so by redeeming Delta SkyMiles or Air France-KLM Flying Blue miles amongst different choices.