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Qatar Airways Invites Travellers to Experience Its Globally-Acclaimed New Business Class Seat, Qsuite, Without Boarding the Aircraft

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For a limited time only, travellers will have the opportunity to experience the award-winning new Qsuite at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 5

Qsuite is now available on Qatar Airways flights from both John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)


DOHA, Qatar – From now until 7 February 2018, Qatar Airways is welcoming travellers to experience its globally-acclaimed Qsuite Business Class concept firsthand at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The Qsuite display will be available after the security checkpoint to individuals traveling through Terminal 5, home to Qatar Airways codeshare partner and New York’s Hometown Airline®, JetBlue.

For a limited time only, travellers will have the unique opportunity to experience all the luxurious features found in the patented, state-of-the-art Qsuite, without boarding the aircraft. Qsuite features the world’s first-ever double bed in Business Class and a new customisable quad configuration that is perfect for family, friends, or business colleagues traveling together, as well as for individual travellers seeking the ultimate in privacy and comfort. The display seats will be fully dressed for flight, and will feature items from Qatar Airways’ extensive Business Class menu, with visitors able to experience Qatar Airways’ world-renowned hospitality firsthand.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qsuite has truly set a new standard in luxury travel, allowing a more customisable Business Class experience inflight than ever before. With this, we are delighted to provide an opportunity to travellers at JFK’s Terminal 5 to see for themselves what all the Qsuite excitement is about. Additionally, this is an opportunity for passengers flying our valued local partner airline, JetBlue, to explore their options for premium international Business Class travel. We are confident that once they experience Qsuite, nothing else will compare.”

First revealed at ITB Berlin in March 2017, the patented Qsuite allows multiple configurations for passengers to tailor their inflight experience to their specific needs. Aside from featuring the world’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, Qsuite is the airline’s first-ever cabin to offer aft and forward-facing seats, taking cabin innovation to an entirely new level with its quad configuration. Qsuite empowers passengers with more choice, privacy and personalisation in their travel experience. Sliding panels enable passengers to transform their space into a shared area customisable for groups of two, three, or four, allowing them to work, dine or socialise at 40,000 feet.

A first in Business Class, Qsuite made its official U.S. debut last month at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and, most recently, launched on flights from Washington D.C.’s Washington Dulles International Airport. The innovative product also flies from London Heathrow Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Qatar Airways and JetBlue recently announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership. Covering nearly 60 destinations across the U.S., the partnership offers customers a seamless travel experience. Customers can connect via Boston and New York from most cities on the JetBlue network, including Denver, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Detroit or Seattle, onwards to Doha as well as to more than 150 exciting destinations on Qatar Airways’ extensive network, including Kathmandu, Bangkok, Bali, Ahmedabad, and Nairobi, among others.

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways has recently added an array of new destinations to its extensive global route network, including Pattaya, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Kyiv, Ukraine. Additionally, the airline has announced the upcoming launch of service to Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia; Cardiff, United Kingdom and many more. For more than 10 years, Qatar Airways has served 10 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

The award-winning airline has received a number of accolades recently, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. Qatar Airways also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’

Notes to Editors:

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.

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200

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