News

Qatar Airways Unveils ‘First in Business Class’ QSuite

Qatar Airways Unveils ‘First in Business Class’ QSuite

At ITB Berlin, Qatar Airways unveiled its revolutionary new QSuite that provides the first-ever ‘party of four’ seating configuration and the first-ever double bed available in Business Class.

The customisable private suites have a unique and patented seat that has been two years in the making. QSuite 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.

Qatar Airways QSuite 3

The new QSuite concept will be retrofitted on to the existing Qatar Airways fleet starting from June 2017, at an estimated rate of one aircraft a month.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “Today I am proud to unveil the future of premium travel with our new QSuite Business Class. Our unique and patented design is a world first in many ways and challenges industry norms by offering passengers more privacy, more choice and more personalisation. With these innovations, Qatar Airways has revolutionised the way we serve our Business Class travellers, enabling our passengers to enjoy a First Class experience in Business Class.

“This is truly Business Class as never seen before and is entirely in keeping with our premium product and service philosophy. On Qatar Airways, you choose when you dine, and the menu options are varied, with something for everyone. You choose when you rest, and when you want entertainment, we offer more choices than any other airline. It only makes sense to give you the choice to make your own cabin-within-a-cabin, creating double QSuites or quadrants.”

Qatar Airways QSuite 2

Each seat is crafted with hand-stitched Italian leather and satin rose gold finishing. Qatar Airways is also launching a new food and beverage concept, introducing a menu that offers a host of new dining choices. In addition to the existing ‘dine on demand’ service, the new Business Class menu will now offer a selection of snack ‘sharing dishes’ available throughout the flight. A wake-up Express Breakfast will also be available.

Qatar Airways also launched a completely new next-generation user interface of Oryx One, its award-winning inflight entertainment platform. Oryx One’s interface has been redesigned to make it even easier to surf content and choose from up to 3,000 entertainment options – the most of any airline. The next-generation user interface has evolved from the rapidly maturing online media sector, presenting movies, games and a special children’s menu in a format that is immediately familiar yet revolutionary for onboard passengers.

H.E. Al Baker also announced that, starting this summer, Qatar Airways will begin offering best-in-class inflight connectivity, with more announcements to come in the weeks and months ahead.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

IMG_3531

Shannon Airport sponsors TIGS at Portmarnock Links

Michael FloodMarch 25, 2017
IMG_3472

Turkish Airlines to North Cyprus

Michael FloodMarch 24, 2017
Government support needed to navigate challenges facing Irish Travel Trade
 
 
Dublin, 22nd March 2017  The Irish Travel Industry Trade Show, Ireland’s largest ever travel trade show, took place in RDS Hall 3, Dublin 4, today to a large gathering of travel professionals from across the country. The event was an opportunity for travel professionals to meet and discuss the growing challenges facing the industry. Pictured at the trade show are Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA and Cormac Meehan, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA).
***NO FEE***
Photography: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography
For further information please contact:
Maree Rigney, Limelight Communications, maree.rigney@limelight.ie 01 668 0600 or 086 3587153
Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie  01 668 0600 or 085 233 6033

ITAA President Calls on Minister Ross to Address Bonding and Brexit

Michael FloodMarch 24, 2017
Trailfinders 1

Trailfinders Ireland’s Award-Winning Ways

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2017
Valletta Waterfront

Valletta Unveils European Capital of Culture 2018 Programme

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2017
ITAA_17

Cormac Meehan Re-Elected as ITAA President

Michael FloodMarch 24, 2017
ASM Your Car Hire

Your Car Hire Appoints ASM as GSA for Ireland

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2017
Irish Ferries Haven_egg-cellent_newsite

Irish Ferries Unveils ‘Egg-Cellent’ Haven Offers

Neil SteedmanMarch 24, 2017
RCI 2018 SAILINGS ON SALE NOW

2018 Sailings Are On Sale Now

Neil SteedmanMarch 23, 2017

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland