Qatar Airways will launch its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft, featuring its new Business Class Suite, on a number of key routes to Europe and Asia, starting with its Doha to Milan service on Friday 25 June 2021.
The aircraft is scheduled for services from Doha to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, and Milan and has a total passenger capacity of 311 seats – 30 Business Class Suites and 281 seats in Economy Class.
The original QSuite could not be fitted to the B787s due to the width of the cabin so they have had to design a new version.
The new Adient Ascent Business Class Suite has doors like the older QSuites to give extra privacy and also has the ability to make it into more of a double bed type arrangement like the originals.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al-Baker, said: “In-line with our commitment to offering our passengers an unparalleled travel experience, we are pleased to introduce this much-anticipated Business Class Suite on Qatar Airways’ newest wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 which will debut onto a number of key routes within our network.
“The new Business Class Suite sets yet another industry standard with a uniquely private experience for premium passengers travelling with us, which is becoming increasingly valuable during this pandemic, while showcasing Qatar Airways’ 5-star standards of excellence and Qatari hospitality that are quintessential on all of our flights.
“Our passengers deserve the best and I am confident that they will appreciate the larger Dreamliner variant for its unmatched comfort in the sky. Passengers can rest assured that its responsible impact on the environment fully aligns with our ambition to achieve the highest levels of sustainability.”
Arranged in a herringbone pattern, in a 1-2-1 configuration, each suite has direct aisle access with a sliding door to ensure the ultimate in privacy and comfort. Passengers seated in adjoining centre suites can slide the privacy panels away at the touch of a button to create their very own enclosed private space. They look a little snugger than the original QSuite to me, which is likely considering they have still fitted the same number of suites across as on the wider aircraft.
The Business Class Suite, transforms into a 79” fully-flat bed and there is a dedicated phone holder, equipped with a wireless charging technology that is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. This is something new that we have not seen before onboard and is a welcome addition so you don’t have to get your cables out.
Premium passengers will get also products and amenities from high-class brands including Narumi, BRIC’S, diptyque, TWG Tea, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio and The White Company.
Qatar Airways Official Composer, Dana Al Fardan (who knew an airline needed an official composer?) has created a new piece portraying the mutual vision Qatar Airways and Dana share in bringing people together. After recent challenging times, this music is said to represent “an awakening and a deeper understanding of the real value of people, harmony and resilience.”
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