Qatar Airways has chosen London, England as the
route for the world’s first commercial service of its Airbus
The world’s first A350-1000 XWB embarked upon
its first commercial service to the UK capital on Saturday, 24
February as QR 15 at 15:55 and landed at London’s Heathrow Airport
The A350-1000 will operate a daily non-stop
service between Doha and London.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker, said, “We have chosen London as the
inaugural destination for this remarkable aircraft because at 23
feet longer than the A350-900, it is able to provide a significant
increase in capacity on one of our most popular routes, offering
enhanced levels of comfort for our passengers. For the first time
in an Airbus aircraft, it will also feature our award-winning,
patented Qsuite, offering a First Class experience in Business
Class for both business and leisure travellers.”
The A350-1000 XWB will offer a total of 327
seats across two cabins, with 46 Qsuite Business
Class seats and 281 18-inch wide Economy Class seats. It
offers enhanced levels of passenger comfort, thanks to the lowest
twin engine noise level of any aircraft, advanced air conditioning
technology and full LED mood lighting.
“As one of our flagship routes, we provide our
passengers with the most advanced aircraft to fly in comfort and
style from Doha to London. Our new A350-1000 provides this in
abundance, alongside its sister aircraft, the A350-900, the
double-decker A380 as well as the Boeing Dreamliner and the Qsuite-fitted
Boeing 777. We look forward to introducing this highly-impressive
next-generation aircraft to many other cities, thanks to our
extensive and rapidly expanding global route network.”
Qatar Airways offers six flights a day between
Doha and London.