Luxury Flights with Qatar Airways

Luxury Flights with Qatar Airways


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Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 125 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base in Doha, using a fleet of more than 100 aircraft.

The airline has more than 30,000 staff, with 17,000 people employed directly and a further 13,000 in its subsidiaries.

Qatar Airways is one of only a handful to fly to all six inhabited continents. On 27 May 2014, the touchdown of a flight from Bahrain at Doha’s Hamad International Airport marked the official transfer of Qatar Airways’ operations to its new hub from Doha International Airport.

As of July 2014, Qatar Airways serves 144 points worldwide following the launch of flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, the carrier’s seventh destinations in the United States and the second one in Texas, along with Houston. The airline had previously added to the route network Haneda, Miami, Edinburgh, its third destination in the United Kingdom, and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, its third point served in Turkey.

First Class Cabin

Qatar Airways offers First Class passengers over 6.5 feet of legroom and seats that fold into flat beds with feather duvets. First Class seats are equipped with massage functions and an entertainment system. Qatar Airways plans to eliminate First Class cabins from existing A340 aircraft, as well as new aircraft deliveries, except the A380s on 17 June - 2014. The A380s features a 90-inch seat pitch, transforming into a fully flat bed, together with an expansive choice of entertainment options displayed on individual 26-inch television screens. It is configured as 1-2-1.

Qatar Airways A340-600 First Class Cabin. Photo Attribution: Author Konstantin von Wedelstaedt. Lic.: GNU FDL 1.2.

Business Class Cabin

Qatar Airways offers Business Class passengers fully flat horizontal beds in a 2-2-2 configuration on board its Boeing 777 aircraft. On other long-haul aircraft, business class seats recline up to 172 degrees, with massage functions. Wines and Champagne are served.

Qatar Airways has introduced new Business Class seats on board its newly delivered A320 aircraft with IFE seat-back PTVs in every seat. It will introduce the new seats in each upcoming new A320 aircraft, as well as retrofitting 4 existing A321 and 2 A319LR aircraft.

In March 2012 Qatar Airways revealed a new business class cabin, to be launched on the new Boeing 787 aircraft from summer 2012, initially on intra-Gulf routes before being introduced on the Doha to London Heathrow route. The new seats are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration allowing direct aisle access for every passenger, and provide almost twice as much space as existing business class cabins. The seats will be 22 inches wide and converts easily to a flat-bed which extends to 80 inches and is 30 inches wide. Each seat has also been fitted with touch screen technology which is powered by Android.

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR Business Class Cabin Photo Attribution: Author Alex Beltyukov. Lic.: CC ASA 3.0

Top Photo Attribution: Author Konstantin von Wedelstaedt, Lic.GNU FDL, Version 1.2