World’s leading airline to showcase the revolutionary ‘FIRST IN BUSINESS CLASS’ experience at this year’s Arabian Travel Market
Qatar Airways set to reveal another ‘first’ at the airline’s much-anticipated annual press conference
Each year thousands of visitors attend Qatar Airways’ exhibition stand to learn of the airline’s future developments and expansion plans
Doha, Qatar, 2017-Apr-22 Qatar Airways will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience, Qsuite, for the first time in the Middle East at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region’s leading travel trade fair taking place 24 to 27 April in Dubai. Following the hugely successful global reveal in Berlin last month, this will be the first time industry experts in the Gulf will get to experience the new design and interchangeable suites.
Known for introducing world-firsts to the airline industry, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker is also set to introduce another ground-breaking experience for passengers at the airline’s annual press conference on the exhibition’s opening day, to gathering media from around the world.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are looking forward to another successful ATM this year and to introducing the new revolutionary new Business Class seat to the travel industry and media partners within the Middle East, a product that will revolutionise global premium travel. Qatar Airways is known the world over for setting the highest possible standard in customer experience, and it is with much anticipation that I look forward to sharing with visitors at the show our latest developments.”
Featuring the airline industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class, the new Qsuite design features privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private spaces. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow those travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, giving them the opportunity to work, dine and socialise together. These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.
Qatar Airways also recently launched a new next generation user interface for Oryx One, its award-winning inflight entertainment system that features up to 3,000 movie, television and game options. The platform will make it even easier to navigate the wide selection of movies, music and TV box sets, ensuring passengers get the very best entertainment experience from the moment they step on board.
Guests and visitors to the Qatar Airways stand will be invited to experience the new Qsuite first hand at the airline’s exhibition stand in Hall Two ME1445. The stand will give visitors the opportunity to be among the first to experience the comfort, entertainment and hospitality offered on board a Qatar Airways flight.
The airline currently holds the title of World’s Best Business Class as awarded by Skytrax in 2016, and its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) was also recently honoured with five stars at the Skytrax World Airport Awards and was ranked Sixth Best Airport in the World.
Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar, and is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 195 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
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 fast growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017, including Auckland, Chiang Mai, Dublin, Nice, Skopje and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 195 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
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 3,000 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 sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC 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 cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 195 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter.
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200, Fax: +974 40225350