Qatar Airways’ first Airbus A380 has commenced
services on the popular Doha-London route.
The arrival of the world’s largest commercial
airliner on the Doha-to-London service reinforces Qatar Airways’
presence in the United Kingdom, with six flights a day between the
two cities in addition to direct services from Doha to Edinburgh
Qatar Airways will add a second A380 to
the Doha-London route this December.
Featuring a tri-class configuration of First,
Business and Economy Class seating over two decks, the Qatar
Airways A380 has a total of 517 seats, with eight in
First Class, 48 in Business Class and 461 seats in Economy Class.
First Class passengers can enjoy a 90-inch seat pitch, 180 degree
flat-beds and 26-inch LCD TV screens while Business Class
passengers will experience a 52-inch seat pitch, with 80-inch, 180 degree
flat-beds and 17-inch touchscreen monitors. In Economy Class, the
onboard experience is enhanced with 10.6-inch entertainment
screens and seats with a seven-inch recline.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are delighted to witness
the beginning of the first Qatar Airways A380 commercial service.
Qatar Airways is committed to offering our passengers the best
possible experience when it comes to travelling with our airline,
and this aircraft, with its customised interior, will set a new
level of comfort for our passengers, who will also benefit from a
smooth and pleasant passenger experience at the world’s newest
airport, Hamad International Airport.”
Qatar Airways took delivery of its first A380 on
17 September 2014. The aircraft is the first of 13 on order.
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