DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways’ highly anticipated A380 aircraft will soon touchdown in Bangkok, Thailand, following the overwhelming success of its inaugural service to London Heathrow introduced earlier this month. The airline is scheduled to commence A380 service between Doha and Paris Charles De Gaulle, followed by an additional London service by the end of the year. And now, Qatar Airways is ready to bring this state-of-the-art aircraft to Thailand.
Beginning January 5, 2015, passengers travelling to and from Bangkok on Qatar Airways QR836/QR833 will enjoy outstanding levels of comfort and service on the new A380. The aircraft's state-of-the-art technology will provide a unique and enhanced travel experience by setting new benchmarks for all the key qualities related to passenger well-being.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Bangkok is one of the most popular destinations for travellers around the world, and we recongise the importance of offering convenience coupled with our five-star service to passengers flying to Bangkok from Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
“Thanks to its popularity we have witnessed a steady growth in terms of the number of passengers flying to Bangkok over the years. Additionally, the number of Thai passengers who travel with us to destinations around the world has also increased significantly. Therefore, we are very much looking forward to kicking off the new year by introducing our new A380 aircraft to Bangkok and providing these passengers with our signature service.”
Wider seats, low noise levels, draught free air circulation and accurate temperature control are among the many advancements on the A380 that reduce the feeling of fatigue normally experienced by passengers after a long flight.
The seats and special amenities in each of the cabin classes are proprietary to Qatar Airways, and have been crafted in close collaboration with the respective designers and manufacturers.
The First Class cabin features eight suites on the upper deck in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat features a 90” pitch with a fully lie-flat bed, 26” HD in-flight entertainment screen and direct aisle access. The First Class cabin also offers features exclusive spa-like bathrooms with luxurious amenities to ensure passengers enjoy a comfortable and leisurely flight.
The Qatar Airways A380 Business Class cabin features 48 seats on the upper deck in a 1-2-1 configuration, with an 80” full flat bed, 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen and direct aisle access.
There are two Economy Class cabins on the Qatar Airways A380, with 56 seats on the upper deck in a 2-4-2 configuration, and 405 seats on the main deck in a 3-4-3 configuration. Each Economy Class seat is 18.5” wide with a 32” pitch and features a 10.6” in-flight entertainment screen.
The upper deck also features a spacious inflight lounge offering Premium passengers an escape from the typical airplane environment, which is unique to the A380.
Another key feature of Qatar Airways’ A380 service is its in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers – allowing them to send emails for work, surf the web, or stay up-to-date with their social network.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 137 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 135 aircraft flying to 144 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
Qatar Airways celebrates its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running this year.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion.
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