- Airbus gives obese passengers an extra two inches as complaints soar from fellow travellers
- Aisle seat will increase to 20in wide, but economy class seats will reduce by one inch
- Airlines could charge for premium seat, with an estimated £2m generated over 15 years for each aircraft
Squeezing into a 'cattle class' airline seat is about to get a lot easier for the overweight traveller – but at the expense of more slimline passengers.
The growing girth of flyers has prompted aircraft manufacturer Airbus to design extra-wide seats for its popular A320 jets.
But it will shrink the size of ordinary economy-class seats so that each flight can still carry the same number of people.