Qatar Airways has announced that the A350-1000, equipped with the airline’s luxury Qsuite, will be available on flights to and from Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Starting from 1 November 2018, passengers travelling to Singapore can experience ‘the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft’ and its Qsuite offering, featuring private cabins and double beds in its business class. Singapore will be the first Southeast Asian city on the airline’s network to receive the A350-1000. Furthermore, the aircraft will also be introduced daily to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from 1 January 2019.
The two cities will be the first of Qatar Airways’ growing network in east to welcome the A350-1000 equipped with Qsuite.
“The finest experience available in the skies”
Qatar Airways’ group chief executive, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are tremendously excited to bring the world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft fitted with revolutionary Qsuite Business Class experience to our loyal customers in Singapore and Tokyo.”
“The launch of the A350-1000 on these routes is a fulfilment of the promise we make to our passengers to provide them with the finest experience available in the skies. We are confident that our A350-1000 flights and Qsuite cabins will be highly sought after, and look forward to bringing them to even more gateways throughout the Far East.”
The A350-1000 widebody jetliners offer 327 seats across two cabins – 46 Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 extra-wide 18-inch seats in Economy Class. Similar to the A350-900, the high-performance aircraft boasts an advanced airframe with extensive use of composite materials. Coupled with a fuselage built with carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, the jetliner burns lesser fuel, reducing harmful effects to the environment. On the inside, LED mood lighting mimics a natural sunrise and sunset to help reduce the effects of jet lag.
The Qsuite experience features the industry’s first-ever double-bed in business class and sliding panels that allow passengers in adjoining seats to transform their space into private cabins.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, HIA, to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Earlier this year, Qatar Airways revealed forthcoming global destinations in line with its expansion plan, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.