Airbus eyes new seating configurations as economy traffic booms

April 8, 2015 8:15 PM

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Airbus eyes new seating configurations as economy traffic booms

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus plans to offer airlines more choice in the way they configure their planes, and sees carriers opting for different levels of comfort and seating within the economy cabin of their planes, a senior Airbus executive said on Wednesday.

The planemaker also plans to redefine its wide-body jets, based on a standard layout of three classes - business, premium economy, and economy, Chris Emerson, head of marketing at Airbus, told Reuters in a telephone interview.

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