Qatar Airways captured the spotlight on the first day of the Paris Air Show, where it showcased the first of its aircraft fitted with its spectacular state-of-the-art and award-winning business class seat, Qsuite.
A senior Qatari delegation led by HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, joined Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker to reveal the first Boeing 777 equipped with the airline’s new and unique seat design in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, close to its luxurious chalet at Le Bourget Airport.
Al-Sulaiti said, “I am very proud to see the national carrier of the State of Qatar showcasing the unique Qsuite to the whole world as it continues to expand and innovate in every single way. I am also very pleased to see the national carrier of the State of Qatar proceed with its expansion plans more than expected, with endless ambition.”
Al-Baker said, “We are tremendously excited to showcase the first aircraft fitted with our revolutionary new Qsuite here in Paris. This product will transform premium travel by bringing a First Class experience to the Business Class cabin. With this innovative offering, which features the first-ever double bed in business class, we have set a new standard for the industry, one which demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the finest possible experience for our passengers. We look forward to the debut of Qsuite on our Doha-London Heathrow route this weekend.”
Boeing Company vice-chairman Ray Conner said, “All of us at Boeing are proud that the Boeing 777 has been selected to debut Qatar Airways’ new and innovative business class interior. With Qsuite, Qatar Airways is introducing a new level of innovation that will make flying a truly remarkable experience.”
Qsuite, patented by Qatar Airways, features the industry’s first-ever double-bed available in Business Class, with privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room. Adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats allow colleagues, friends or families travelling together to transform their space into a private suite, allowing them to work, dine and socialise together. These new features provide the ultimate customisable travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.
Immediately after the Paris Air Show, the first destination to feature the Qsuite will be London from June 24, followed by service to Paris and New York, with the airline’s fleet retrofitted at the rate of one plane a month.
The Paris Air Show, taking place this week at Le Bourget Airport, is one of the world’s most anticipated aerospace events, providing the global aviation community the opportunity to demonstrate the very best and latest advances in the industry.
The airline also hosted other notable dignitaries, officials and guests of honour at the ceremony, including the Qatari ambassador to France Khalid bin Rashid al-Mansouri; and managing director and CEO of Qatar Rail, Abdulla T al-Subaie.
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