QATAR’S WORLD FIRST IN BUSI­NESS CLASS

THE DOHA-BASED AIR­LINE CEL­E­BRATED TWO DECADES IN THE SKY LAST YEAR BY WIN­NING SCORES OF AWARDS, IN­CLUD­ING FOR ITS IN­NO­VA­TIVE QSUITE.

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Qatar Air­ways re­cently cel­e­brated its 20th birthday with the launch of its new Qsuite in busi­ness class. The ground­break­ing de­sign turns busi­ness class into first class by in­tro­duc­ing slid­ing pri­vacy doors and the abil­ity for seats to be con­fig­ured into two- or four-seat suites. This also means a two-seat suite can be turned into a dou­ble bed, in a world first. The Qsuite is fly­ing from Doha to Lon­don Heathrow, New York, Washington and Paris, and will soon fly to Can­berra.

“This prod­uct will trans­form pre­mium travel by bring­ing a first class ex­pe­ri­ence to the busi­ness class cabin,” says Qatar Air­ways group chief ex­ec­u­tive Ak­bar Al Baker. “With this in­no­va­tive of­fer­ing – which fea­tures the first-ever dou­ble bed in busi­ness class – we have set a new stan­dard for the in­dus­try, one which demon­strates our con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing the finest pos­si­ble ex­pe­ri­ence for our pas­sen­gers.”

The air­line, based at Ha­mad In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Qatar, is one of the youngest air­lines in the world to travel to all six con­ti­nents and to 150 cities. It is also one of the fastest-grow­ing air­lines and is one of an elite group given a five-star rat­ing by Sky­trax. Qatar Air­ways has been awarded Air­line of the Year mul­ti­ple times, in­clud­ing in 2017; that was one of 57 awards it took out last year, in­clud­ing World’s Best Busi­ness Class and Best Air­line In­no­va­tion of the Year award for Qsuite.

It flies its flag­ship air­craft, the Air­bus A380, from Doha to Mel­bourne and Sydney, and also Perth from May. Qatar Air­ways also flies the world’s new­est com­mer­cial air­craft type, the Air­bus A350, from Ade­laide. First- and busi­ness-class pas­sen­gers ex­pe­ri­ence a lux­ury ser­vice on board like no other, with dine-on-de­mand cui­sine, flat beds with beau­ti­ful linen, py­ja­mas and amenity kits de­signed by Ital­ian lux­ury lug­gage brand BRIC’S con­tain­ing skin­care prod­ucts from Castello Monte Vib­iano Vec­chio.

Qatar Air­ways, which is a proud mem­ber of the Oneworld air­line al­liance, also took out the ti­tle of the long­est long haul flight re­cently when it launched a 17-hr di­rect flight from Doha to Auck­land.

“My goal is to make Qatar Air­ways your air­line of choice, of­fer­ing the flights you want to the des­ti­na­tions you need,” says Mr Al Baker. “That drives this team of more than 40,000 pro­fes­sion­als ev­ery day, and will con­tinue to mo­ti­vate us to make Qatar Air­ways the only air­line.”

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