Award-winning airline proudly showcases its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, fitted on the Boeing 777
Show kicks off the start of a busy year for the airline, which will soon be the global launch customer of the A350-1000
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways stole the limelight on the opening day of the Kuwait Aviation Show on Wednesday, showcasing its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, for the first time in 2018, along with the airline’s ultra-modern extra-wide body Airbus A350-900.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, led a VIP tour of the airline’s Qsuite-fitted Boeing 777 on Wednesday. VIPs in attendance included Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Kuwait Amiri Diwan Affairs; Sheikh Salman Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, President of Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA); and His Excellency Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaie, Chairman of Qatar's Civil Aviation Authority.
The show marks the start of another busy year for Qatar Airways, following a hugely successful 2017, which saw the airline continue its rapid expansion plans with the launch of 11 new destinations, win more than 50 awards across multiple categories and debut its revolutionary new Business Class seat, Qsuite. 2018 is set to be just as eventful, as the airline prepares to launch a host of exciting new destinations, with the start of direct service to Pattaya, the airline's fifth destination in Thailand, set to commence later this month.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Our participation in this year’s Kuwait Aviation Show has provided an excellent start to 2018, which promises to be very busy for us as an airline. We are looking forward to the addition of direct service to a host of key new destinations on our route network, including Pattaya, Thailand; Thessaloniki, Greece and Cardiff, U.K., to name just a few. As this new year begins, we are more committed than ever to delivering an unparalleled experience to our passengers, providing them the very finest experience available in the skies.
“We look forward to receiving delivery of the Airbus A350-1000 shortly, for which we will be the global launch customer. This state-of-the art aircraft will allow us to remain ahead of the curve, proving that Qatar Airways always demands the best for its customers.”
Qatar Airways’ impressive Qsuite display attracted hundreds of visitors on Day 1 of the show who were eager to view the award-winning airline’s patented, revolutionary new Business Class seat and the many features it offers, including a double bed and sliding privacy panels that enable passengers to create their own private suite.
As well as being voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national flag carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the 2017 ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia and Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
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