Qatar Airways will be showcasing two of its state-of-the-art aircraft during Eurasia Airshow set to take place in Antalya, Turkey from April 25 to 29.
The airline will be displaying the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000, featuring the "revolutionary" business class seat, Qsuite.
Also on display during the airshow will be the Gulfstream G650 ER, a premium Qatar Executive aircraft and industry-leading, long-range business jet.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar al-Baker said, “Qatar Airways is delighted to be participating for the first time at this year’s Eurasia Airshow. Visitors from across the world will be able to experience the five-star services and product provided by our airline. Turkey has always been one of our passengers’ preferred destinations, due to its ongoing growth in popularity for both business and leisure travel.
“As such, we have recently announced a non-stop service to Hatay, which commenced on April 4. Hatay is our fifth destination within Turkey, reflecting the close relationship between the State of Qatar and Turkey. We are also tremendously excited to be launching a direct service to Antalya and Bodrum in June.”
Qatar Airways currently operates direct flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport twice daily, to Istanbul Ataturk Airport 10 times weekly, to Adana Sakirpasa Airport three times weekly, a daily service to Ankara’s Esenboga Airport and three times weekly to Hatay Airport, bringing the total to 37 weekly flights between Doha and Turkey.
As the global launch customer for the Airbus A350-1000, the award-winning airline is offering its passengers the most spacious cabins in the sky, fitted with the Qsuite business class seat.
Qsuite features the industry’s first business class fully lie-flat double bed, a revolutionary quad design offering passengers a private and fully adaptable space – the first and only of its kind – in addition to movable TV monitors and privacy dividers, which transform the space into an area perfect for socialising.
The A350-1000 is Airbus’ largest wide-body aircraft in the twin-aisle category. With a seven-metre longer fuselage, the A350-1000 space for premium cabin products is 40% larger than its smaller sibling the A350-900.
The A350-1000 has 46 business class seats and 281 economy class seats. It is a truly long-range aircraft with a range of 14,800km at entry into service.
The airline also recently took delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft, the fastest ultra-long-range business jet in the world, making Qatar Airways the world’s largest owner-operator of Gulfstream G650ERs.
As well as having an impressive flying range of up to 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, the G650 ER also has a top speed of Mach 0.925. Inside, the G650 ER cabin features an award-winning quiet and spacious interior with wide seats, generous aisles, panoramic windows, Internet and phone access as well as the lowest cabin altitude in the industry.
Starting July 1, Qatar Airways will begin operating a Boeing B787 between Doha and Sabiha Gokcen to accommodate for the summer traffic increases, to and from this renowned destination.
Qatar Airways enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2017, with the airline claiming more than 50 individual awards across multiple categories, demonstrating its continued commitment to exceeding passenger expectations with its innovative approach to product development and dedication to customer experience.
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations in line with its expedited expansion plans, including the announcement that it will be the first Gulf carrier to begin direct service to Luxembourg.