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The project, which was hailed as a “multimillion-dollar” upgrade, will introduce passengers to a new cabin layout on the A380. Qantas has expanded Business and Premium Economy class arrangements and introduced new First and Economy class seats. In addition, passengers will now be able to relax on the fresh and expanded onboard lounge, which now has a capacity of 10 passengers.

Pictured: Staircase to the new onboard lounge on Qantas Airbus A380

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A re-arranged cabin also means that the upper deck of the aircraft is now dedicated to premium passengers –Business and Premium Economy class travelers will only fly on the second floor of the aircraft. In addition, they will have easier access to the redesigned lounge.

Pictured: Premium Economy seats

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First Class Suites were also retouched. The 14 most-luxurious seats on the carrier's A380 were fitted with new cushioning, seat finishes and a new, bigger and higher resolution in-flight entertainment screen. 

Pictured: First Class Suite

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For Business travelers, the Australian flag carrier has introduced the Qantas Business Suite. It replaces the departing Skybeds, making the experience more comfortable for those who book Business class – due to the one-two-one configuration, passengers will be able to enjoy aisle access all the time.

Pictured: Qantas Business Suite

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The re-arranged cabin will now seat one more passenger in total. Qantas Airbus A380 will now seat 485 passengers: 14 First Suites, 70 Qantas Business Suites (six more compared to the previous cabin arrangement), 60 Premium Economy (25 more) and 341 (30 less) Economy travelers at full capacity.

Pictured: New lounge on board the Qantas A380

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Two more refurbished Super Jumbos will join Qantas fleet by the end of 2019. The Australian airline expects to finish upgrading every A380 by the end of 2020, as one aircraft takes eight weeks to complete. In total, Qantas operates 12 Airbus A380 aircraft.

Pictured: Premium Economy seats

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The Airbus A380 will bring the refurbished cabin back home to Australia on October 2, 2019. You can follow flight QF2 from London to Sydney with a stop in Singapore right here:

http://bit.ly/track-qf2-on-flightradar24

The aircraft is scheduled to depart Heathrow (LHR) on October 1, 2019, at 21:05 (UTC +1).

Pictured: VH-OQK in London Heathrow International Airport (LHR)

[ Tanya Orlova]