Qatar Airways won two awards at the recent Australian Business Traveller Awards. The Doha-based carrier’s superjumbo A380 Lounge was named ‘Best Inflight Lounge’ and the airline also picked up the ‘Best Economy Class’ accolade for its A350 Economy Class cabin.
Qatar Airways’ A350 Economy Class cabin was named Best Economy Class as it “cleverly marries the overall sense of space in the Airbus A350 cabin with an economy seat that’s a generous 18 inches wide, with ample room around the knees for even the tallest traveller,” said David Flynn, editor of the Australian Business Traveller.
In addition to wider seats in Business and Economy Classes, the state-of-the-art aircraft is also quieter and features advanced air conditioning technology coupled with mood lighting to reduce passenger fatigue after a long flight.
Qatar Airways is the global launch customer for the A350, and currently flies the world’s newest wide-body aircraft on the Frankfurt and Singapore routes. The airline has 76 A350 aircraft on order and future destinations earmarked for the A350 are Munich, Germany, from 1 October 2015, and the United States of America in 2016 (Philadelphia from January 1, New York from 1 March and Boston from 16 March.
The lounge on board the airline’s bespoke A380 superjumbo was praised for “offering travellers a social space where they can mix and mingle and boasts an undeniably private jet vibe.”