Qatar Airways is all set to unveil its new business class seat in March during the eagerly awaited ITB Berlin tradeshow. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, revealed the company’s plans while providing details about the opening of the new concourse F at Doha’s Hamad International Airport.
Al Baker said, “The new business class seats would be installed across the airline’s impressive Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircrafts fleet. However, new business class seat is being designed separately for Boeing 787 aircrafts because the seats created for Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s can’t fit in Boeing 787s.”
Media reports said that Qatar Airways will be taking the delivery of 23 aircrafts this year. All the aircrafts will be widebodies. The airline will also receive its eighth of 10 Airbus A380 aircrafts within the next few weeks. The reports also stated that the airline is proud of the product it is continuously offering, and will be generating demand in future as well. During 2017-18, the premier Middle East carrier is hoping to expand its network further and will launch 15 new routes.
According to Al Baker, the expansion plan at Hamad International Airport will see the addition of a new Concourse F to the existing terminal. With this new addition, the capacity of passengers is expected to be increased to 65 million annually.
Al Baker said, “A steering committee is being formed to see to it that the completion of Concourse F takes place as soon as possible. Moreover, the designing of the terminal took place in the manner that it has scope for further expansion whenever Qatar Airways grow. And, this is what is happening now.”
Hamad International Airport, the main hub of Qatar Airways, prominently features many leisure facilities such as premium-branded duty free shopping, smart tech features, a squash court and pool, and 12 lounges. The airport is also into cultural tie-ups with Qatar Museums too.