SINGAPORE – Qatar Airways concluded its successful showcase of the world’s latest technology aircraft at this year’s Singapore Airshow, delivering its trademark hospitality and service to hundreds of officials, executives and fellow members of the aviation industry on board the three aircraft flown in especially for the Airshow – the Airbus A350 and A380, as well as the Gulfstream G650ER.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, welcomed Mr. Pang Kin Keong, the permanent secretary for Singapore’s Ministry of Transport, other senior officials, trade partners and members of the press on board the three latest-generation aircraft.
H.E. Mr. Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways was proud to be a central part of this year’s Singapore Airshow, one of aviation’s greatest gatherings. As we continue to induct more new aircraft into our growing fleet, at the rate of one new plane every 10 days in 2016, events such as the Singapore Airshow allow us to showcase the best and finest of our fleet. Qatar Airways has seen the Singapore Airshow grow over the years and our enhanced presence at the Airshow this year demonstrates the region’s importance to Qatar Airways.”
With bespoke, highly-customised interiors, Qatar Airways’ varied aircraft display drew crowds to see the latest additions to the airline’s fast-expanding fleet, notably the A350 and the A380.
The A350, for which Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary of operations as the global launch customer just last month, now flies triple-daily to Singapore, double-daily to Frankfurt and Munich and daily to Philadelphia. It will also soon serve New York City as the second daily flight, and will serve Boston and Adelaide as the airline inaugurates those cities in 2016. The Business Class cabin features 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring an 80-inch full flat bed and 17-inch HD in-flight entertainment screen and a spacious in-flight bar. Economy Class features 247 18-inch wide seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, each with a 10.6-inch in-flight entertainment screen, and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats due to the vertical side wall panel design.
The 517-seat superjumbo A380 aircraft comprising of First, Business and Economy Class over two decks is the largest passenger jet in the world, and currently flies to Bangkok, Paris and London from Doha in the State of Qatar. The A380 First Class features a seat with a 90-inch pitch that transforms into a fully-flat bed and has up to 2,000 entertainment options displayed on individual HD 26-inch television screens.
Visitors to the Singapore Airshow also had the opportunity to view and tour the latest addition to the Qatar Executive fleet – the Gulfstream G650ER. The world’s largest and fastest business jet, the G650ER can accommodate up to 13 passengers comfortably. The aircraft can fly non-stop from destinations in Asia to Africa and is perfectly suited for those whose travel needs include flying halfway around the globe.
Qatar Executive is the private jet division of the Qatar Airways Group, and is the leading provider of jet aircraft charter services together with premier aircraft management, maintenance and handling services in the Middle East and around the world.
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 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 176 aircraft flying to more than 150 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 launched Oryx One in 2015, 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 as well as select A320 and 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 third 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 176 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes seven Airbus 330, eight Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
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