DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways will showcase four of its latest generation aircraft at the Dubai Airshow, 8-12 November, where the team is looking forward to welcoming the aviation industry and media on board to experience some of the world’s most sophisticated and technologically advanced passenger aircraft.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “The Dubai Airshow is the ideal stage to introduce the latest generation aircraft type into the Qatar Executive fleet, our Gulfstream G650ER, as well as showcase the long-range, state-of-the-art aircraft that drive our commercial business, our 25th B787 Dreamliner, the A350 XWB, for which Qatar Airways was the global launch customer, and one of our A380 aircraft.
“The Dubai Airshow has grown to be one of the biggest and most influential gatherings for commercial and non-commercial aviation since its debut in 1986, a trajectory shared by Qatar Airways, which has participated in the show for many years. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our static display and introducing them to another level of world-class hospitality.”
The airline, voted 2015 Airline of the Year by Skytrax, will reveal its Gulfstream G650ER on the first day of the airshow (8 November). The G650ER, which is the first of up to 30 latest-generation Gulfstream aircraft to be ordered by the private jet division of Qatar Airways, will fly further, faster than any business jet in the world, with the capability of flying non-stop from Doha, Qatar, to the USA. Qatar Executive’s G650ER has a two-cabin configuration, which seats up to 13 passengers – the seats convert into fully flat beds, so that seven guests can easily sleep on board.
The airline will also display its 25th Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will fly to the airshow from the delivery ceremony in Seattle on 4 November. Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a two-cabin configuration, comprised of 22 seats in Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats with a high standard of comfort on board, including individual 10.6 inch television screens for all Economy Class seats and a full complimentary food and beverage service.
Qatar Airways will showcase both the Airbus A350 XWB, for which it was the global launch customer, and an A380, two of the 166 in the fleet of highly-sophisticated, most technologically-advanced aircraft in the sky.
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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 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 166 aircraft flying to 152 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. This is the third time the airline won the accolade of Airline of the Year.
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.
Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s fifth largest cargo carrier, serves more than 40 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 166 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes six Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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