QATAR AIRWAYS INTRODUCES THEIR STATE OF THE ART AIRBUS A350XWB TO SINGAPORE
(Posted 13th May 2015)
After the double daily service from Doha to Frankfurt, the first Airbus A350XWB destination after the global launch of the aircraft in January this year, has Qatar Airways now brought the world’s most advanced passenger jet to Singapore where it operates one of the two daily services. The second daily flight by Qatar Airways uses the Boeing B787 Dreamliner giving passengers the choice which aircraft they would like to sample.
From the launch of the summer schedule onwards, i.e. the first of June, will the airline in fact add a third daily flight from Doha to Singapore, reflecting a sharp rise in demand, and as Airbus delivers more of these state of the art aircrafts will eventually all three frequencies be operated with this airplane, said to take place in August of this year.
Mr. Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, was speaking at the welcome ceremony held at Changi Airport, where he said:
‘The A350 XWB is the third and final major new aircraft in a decade and Qatar Airways is delighted to be the first global airline to fly this state-of-the-art aircraft into Singapore and Asia Pacific. Singapore is a key market for Qatar Airways and we remain committed to offering our Singapore-based passengers the best in-flight experience possible. With the A350 XWB, all 283 passengers can be assured of unprecedented levels of comfort across all classes when travelling to Doha and onwards to key destinations in Europe and the Americas’.
The award winning Business Class cabin has 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration featuring an 80” full flat bed and 17” HD in-flight entertainment screen. The Economy Class features 247 18-inch wide seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, each with a 10.6” in-flight entertainment screen, and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats due to the vertical side wall panel design. This gives passengers on this aircraft the most space in any economy class section of any major airline in the world, adding to the appear Qatar Airways already has for travellers keen on superior service on the ground and in the air.
The aircraft also features the state-of-the-art Oryx entertainment system, with up to 2,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes apart from a new air-conditioning technology and LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort of passengers. These two features in particular are aimed at reducing fatigue after a long flight. Needless to say does the A350XWB offer in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers allowing them to surf the web, post social media comments and pictures and attend to emails, keeping busy executives connected even while 42.000 feet up in the air.
Qatar Airways flies daily from Doha to Entebbe and Kigali but also serves Nairobi and Dar es Salaam twice a day, Kilimanjaro once a day and will shortly launch flights to the Spice Island of Zanzibar which will be served initially five times a week.