Qatar Airways will showcase its new Boeing 787 seats at the at the forthcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
The airline is the Middle East launch customer of the 787 with the first of 60 aircraft on order due for delivery this summer. The seat design is revolutionary and proprietary to Qatar Airways, which worked closely with the manufacturer to have custom-made seats fitted on the aircraft – with space and comfort for both cabins.
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Al Baker said “The impending arrival of the Boeing 787 in Qatar Airways’ colours is the highlight of 2012 for us, being the first new aircraft type inducted into the airline’s fleet since our maiden Boeing 777 arrived in Doha in 2007.”
Key features include iTouch touch control unit, over 1,000 movie, programming and audio entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet, a custom designed culinary offering, plenty of storage space for personal items and more – all available in both cabin classes.
As part of its 2012 expansion programme, Qatar Airways launches flights to a further 11 destinations – Zagreb (Croatia) from May 9; Perth (Australia) from July 3 and other cities during the year, including Mombasa (Kenya), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Helsinki (Finland), Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Belgrade (Serbia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Yangon (Myanmar).