MIAMI — Vueling, A low cost Spanish carrier part of International Airlines Group (IAG) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 with a new cabin configuration that offers more comfort and space, even with six extra seats on-board.
Yes, you read that right; the airline has increased its A320 capacity from 180 to 186 seats while ensuring more comfort and space all thanks to Airbus Space-Flex.
When the concept debuted in 2011, the manufacturer explained that it could replace a full-width A320 rear galley with a smaller galley together with the two lavatories that were previously located forward of the rear passenger doors. Plus, the two lavatories could easily be converted into a single and much larger lavatory for wheelchair users which was unique to wide body aircraft at the time.
But wait, there is more.
Airbus Space-Flex V2 is coming soon. A spokesperson for the company explains that “for Space-Flex v2, the swinging partition separating the two v1 lavatories is replaced by a fixed partition featuring a tip-up seat. The wheelchair bound passenger transfers from the wheelchair to the tip-up seat and then, unassisted, to the toilet seat.”