Toward the end of 2014, it is expected that QATAR AIRWAYS
will start receiving its first A350 XWB aircraft as the
world’s launch customer
Five Star carrier Qatar Airways offers the best service to its passengers in order to make the travel experience what it should be: enjoyable and something to look forward to. For this reason the airline keeps increasing its presence in key markets, as well as constantly renewing its fleet for maximum excellence and comfort in the different aspects of the travel, not only on board.
Commencing November 16, Qatar Airways will increase its operations in Madrid, with the addition of three extra flights per week. This will bring the total number of flights up from 7 to 10 per week, resulting in a significant increase in flight options for passengers.
The additional flight timings will offer passengers even more choices when connecting with any of Qatar Airways’ 145 destinations throughout its global network. Excellent connection times will be available for business and leisure passengers travelling to routes in the Middle East and Asia.
Direct flights to and from Madrid were launched in December 2005. With the addition of the three new frequencies, the route, serviced by a Boeing 777 aircraft, will offer an additional increase of 2,010 weekly seats.
Qatar Airways has also announced the frequency increase in some other popular cities of the Qatar Airways global network like Dubai, Perth, Bucharest-Sofia, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Madinah, Tehran, Islamabad and Muscat.
Furthermore, Qatar Airways has recently added its first super-jumbo A380 to its magnificent fleet. With 10 Airbus A380-800s on order, the airline is preparing to receive four of them before the end of this year.
The Qatar Airways A380 is not just any A380; the airline has completely designed every element, giving it a signature touch that has never been seen before on board. The 517-seat aircraft is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration including First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. The First Class features seats of 90-inch pitch with a fully flat bed fitted, including multiple bespoke elements, such as luxe finishings and tailor-made fabrics designed exclusively for the airline, and a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system with a platform that includes intuitive swipe functions and customised 26-inch HD monitors.
The newly opened Hamad International Airport, the airline’s hub in Doha, has been specifically created with the A380 in mind, with five contact gates dedicated only for this aircraft, making the experience smooth and effortless for passengers.
In addition, in the last quarter of 2014, it is expected that the airline will start receiving its first A350 XWB aircraft as the world’s launch customer.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 139 aircraft to 145 key business and leisure destinations across the globe.
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