Qatar Airways stole the limelight on the opening day of the Kuwait Aviation Show on Wednesday, showcasing its patented, award-winning new Business Class seat, Qsuite, for the first time in 2018.
The airline also highlighted its ultra-modern extra-wide body Airbus A350-900 at the event, which was attended by VIPs and other dignitaries.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker led a VIP tour of the airline’s Qsuite-fitted Boeing 777, including Deputy Minister of Kuwait Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohamed al-Abdullah al-Sabah; Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) president Sheikh Salman al-Homoud al-Sabah, and Qatar’s Civil; Aviation Authority chairman Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaie.
“Our participation in this year’s Kuwait Aviation Show has provided an excellent start to 2018, which promises to be very busy for us as an airline,” al-Baker said.
Akbar al-Baker with Sheikh Mohamed al-Abdullah al-Sabah at the aircraft's cockpit.
Qatar Airways’ impressive Qsuite display attracted hundreds of visitors on day one of the show who were eager to view the award-winning airline’s patented, revolutionary new Business Class seat.
Some of Qsuite’s features include a double bed and sliding privacy panels that enable passengers to create their own private suite.
The show marks the start of another busy year for Qatar Airways, following a hugely successful 2017, which saw the airline continue its rapid expansion plans with the launch of 11 new destinations.
Qatar Airways also won more than 50 awards across multiple categories and debut its revolutionary new Business Class seat, Qsuite.
The airline is also preparing to launch a host of exciting new destinations with the start of direct service to Pattaya, its fifth destination in Thailand, set to commence later this month.
“We are looking forward to the addition of direct service to a host of key new destinations on our route network, including Pattaya, Thailand; Thessaloniki, Greece and Cardiff, UK, to name just a few,” al-Baker said.
“As this new year begins, we are more committed than ever to delivering an unparalleled experience to our passengers, providing them the very finest experience available in the skies,” he added.
“We look forward to receiving delivery of the Airbus A350-1000 shortly, for which we will be the global launch customer,” al-Baker noted. “This state-of-the art aircraft will allow us to remain ahead of the curve, proving that Qatar Airways always demands the best for its customers.”