Im so pleased to see this because after travelling for the first time long distance a couple of years ago, i realised how inadequate the toilet space is on board...If the challenge of making your way to the toilet wasn't difficult enough once you get there, its cramped and a wheelchair would never fit in.
Interestingly, the airline who is making this move is a well known 'budget' airline, rather than one of the leading airlines. It really does put them to shame but i also think that it will lead to other airlines taking their initiative and quite possibly world wide too.
Low cost airline easyjet announced it is to fit all its new A320 planes with Space-Flex 2 lavatory, a wheelchair accessible toilet.
All new Airbus A320 delivered after May 2016 will be featuring the wheelchair accessible lavatory. Airbus is the only aircraft manufacturer in the world to offer this inclusive option on single aisle planes.
The airline also announced plans to retrofit its existing 76 A320s with the Space-Flex 2 lavatory. The airline said the process should be completed by 2018.
The Space-Flex 2 lavatory allows two toilets, each of a size comparable with those existing in the A320 airplane, merge into one through a simple process of conversion.
I do have one question though which is in regards to wheelchair seating..im hoping that this is going to be accommodated along with the lovely wheelchair accessible toilets!