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Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Last updated on: June 9, 2011 14:52 IST

Image: The VIP cabin of a new Airbus A318 Elite at the Airbus delivery facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters.

The grand interiors of the Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger airline, resembles a luxury hotel.

With world-class amenities, space, comfort and superb onboard entertainment, it is unlimited luxury especially for business and first class flyers.

While the Emirates offers shower spas, a spacious onboard lounge and entertainment system with more than 1,200 channels on demand, Singapore Airlines offers first-class suites with double beds.

The suites on Emirates have an electrically-operated door, mini bar, reading lights, work desk, electrically controlled mini-bar and room service feature. The innovative seats also feature a multi-mode massage system with adjustable speed and intensity.

Each cabin has a lighting system, which adjusts throughout a flight to reflect the time at the destination and minimizes passengers' jet lag.

Korean Air has a luxury retail store onboard the 555-seater plane.

So far, 49 aircraft have been delivered to six customers - Emirates (15), Singapore Airlines (11), Qantas (10), Lufthansa (7), Air France (5) and Korean Air (1).

Check out the stunning interiors of the world's largest passenger airline...

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Jean Philippe Arles/Reuters.
This interior view of cabin shows a reclining seat, which transforms into a bed in a mock version of the Airbus A380 superjumbo passenger jet.

Personal monitors in every seat with up to 1,200 channels of on-demand programming are part of the inflight entertainment system.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Business class seats.
Photographs: Reuters.
Business class seats are seen inside the Emirates Airbus A380. The double-decker passenger plane offers more space for each passenger.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Singapore Airlines' suite.
Photographs: Reuters.
Singapore Airlines offers 471 seats though the aircraft has a capacity of more than 850 passengers. The A380 has 12 suites, some of which offer double beds.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: The first class section of the Emirates' Airbus A380.
Photographs: Reuters.
Each private suite has a wall-mounted big-screen TV. The privacy divider separating the adjoining suites in the centre row can also be lowered.

Passengers can send and receive SMS and email messages from the TV screen to any mobile phone or email address in the world for $1 per message. The satellite telephone in every seat can be used for phone calls at $5 per minute in the Emirates' Airbus flight.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: A part of the VIP cabin of a new Airbus A318 Elite.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters.
Airbus delivered the first A318 Elite to Swiss-based Comlux Aviation with an exclusive VIP cabin providing 84 square metre living area with 18 seats and eight beds specially conceived for use as a corporate jet.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: A first class seat on board an Emirates Airbus A380-800 after it landed at Manchester Airport.
Photographs: Reuters.
Emirates offers the most luxurious travel experience. Seats can be converted to a fully flat bed with a mattress.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: A picture shows the bar in the first class section on board an Airbus A380 passenger plane.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters.
Emirates offers an outstanding wine list featuring some of the world's finest wines, champagnes, and ports.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: First class section of A 380.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters.
A picture shows a passenger compartment in the first class section on board an Airbus A380 passenger plane of Emirates Airline.

Emirates benefits from passenger comfort, innovation, environmental efficiency and revenue generation by operating the Airbus A380.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: The lounge.
The Lounge onboard the Emirates flight offers space to relax and socialise, or catch up with business.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Airbus A 380.
The Airbus A 380 offers the most relaxing and comfortable flight especially for business and first class passengers.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Michaela Rehle/Reuters.
The first class restroom of the Lufthansa Airbus A380 are well furnished and spacious.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: A flight attendant poses in the first class section of Emirates' Airbus A380.
Photographs: Reuters.
The suite is 2.08 metres long, with a seat that reclines from upright position to sleep position with a total length of 78.87 inches. The seat cushions are 21.6 inches wide, making it very comfortable for passengers.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: The bathroom with a shower stall for first class passengers is seen inside Emirates' Airbus A380.
Photographs: Reuters.
The first class cabins on Emirates A380, provide passengers with two fully-equipped bathrooms.

The two shower spas consist of a shower cubicle with water temperature/time control, vanity unit and wash basin, clothes changing area and toilet. A hairdryer and a full length mirror have been installed.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Alex Grimm/Reuters.
The interior view shows seats in the first class section of new Airbus A380.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Airbus A380.
The stylish and spacious interiors make flying a memorable experience.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters.

Flight attendants serve journalists during a flight tour organised by Emirates airline in Dubai September 7, 2007.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Singapore Airlines' suite.
The private suites have been designed by yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Singapore Airlines' Airbus flight.
Singapore Airlines has 471 seats, 12 suites and 60 business class and 399 seats in the economy section in its Airbus 380 flights.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Air France's Airbus flight.
Air France passengers have a number of amenities to help them to work during the flight, including a PC power socket, a fibre optic reading lamp and a personal telephone for satellite calls. France's A380 has 9 first class seats and 80 business class seats.

Inside the amazing Airbus A380: Don't miss it!

Image: Airbus A 380.
Besides, personalised services and amenities, the flight also offers sumptuous in-flight dining options.