Airbus to fit more seats into super-jumbo with slimmer staircase

Airbus has developed a new, slimmer staircase for its A380 super jumbo to allow for more seats in its latest effort to improve sales of the world's largest airliner, Reuters reports. 

Reuters reported last month that Airbus was considering doing away with the front "grand staircase" to lower the double-decker's operating costs and boost fuel efficiency.

Airbus cabin marketing executive Ingo Wuggetzer said that introducing a slimmer stairway instead of the double staircase would generate enough space to add 20 extra seats.

Meanwhile, changing the shape of the rounded stairway at the back to a square one would provide further space, for 14 more passengers plus two food trolleys.
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