Photos of Aeroflot’s new Airbus A350 cabin have been released. It looks as though Russia’s flag carrier has picked a trendy cabin design. The cabin features suites in its business class section, in addition to an economy and premium economy section.
2019 has been a year of cabin reveals for the Airbus A350. Most recently SAS revealed its A350 to the world yesterday. However, Simple Flying has also been closely following other airlines’ announcements such as British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Now, Aeroflot has revealed their entry into the Airbus A350 cabin pool, first spotted by InsideFlyer.
At the front of the aircraft is the Business class cabin, as is traditional onboard aircraft. Similar to both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, alongside others, Aeroflot’s Business cabin has a 1-2-1 configuration.
However, unlike the aforementioned carriers, it looks as though each seat faces forward. Despite this, the images also appear to show shoulder harnesses which are necessary on angled seats.
Also similarly to other carriers, Aeroflot appears to have installed a bar area. However, rather than a place designed to mingle, this looks more like a place to grab what you want and return to your seat.
We’ve seen carriers making a huge effort when it comes to this area, as when a single jetbridge is used, it typically serves as the entrance and exit for all passengers. As such it appears that Aeroflot is following both SAS and British Airways, unlike Virgin Atlantic who has designed the area as a social space.
Moving backward slightly from business class, passengers will find the premium economy section of the aircraft. According to Inside Flyer, who did some digging on Expert Flyer, the premium economy cabin will be just three rows long. As the premium economy cabin has a 2-4-2 layout, this means that there are 24 premium economy seats.
Moving slightly further back once more sees passengers arriving in the economy cabin. At a 3-3-3 configuration, nine passengers are seated in each row. This is similar to other economy cabins found onboard the variations of the Airbus A350.
The economy cabin has a stylish dark blue main fabric. However, it is highlighted with a light brown headrest and a seatbelt. The premium economy and business cabins have a fairly similar color scheme with its fabric colors. However, the headrest is more of a separate entity on the business seat. Aeroflot is set to take delivery of eight A350s through the course of 2020.
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