Qatar Airways concluded a spectacular week at this year’s ITB Berlin with the unveiling of seven new destinations to be added to its global route network in 2019, in addition to a newly enhanced Economy Class product, witnessed by hundreds of trade and industry representatives as well as members of the international media.
At a packed press conference during the opening day of ITB, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, announced an array of forthcoming global destinations the airline will launch in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey and Mogadishu, Somalia.
Also during the opening day of the exhibition, Qatar Airways revealed its new Economy Class experience, featuring a world-class seat with an innovative 19-degree recline system, additional legroom, dual trays, 13.3-inch 4 K widescreens and type ‘C’ fast charging USB port. The airline’s new in-flight dining experience ‘Quisine’, redefines Economy Class service, with all new retail-style tableware, a menu offering more choices, 25% larger serving of main courses, 20% larger serving of appetisers, and 50% more desserts.
HE Akbar Al Baker, said they have enjoyed a tremendously successful week in Berlin, and are particularly excited to announce these many new additions to their global route network. He said that these new European, Asian and African gateways will offer both business and leisure travellers even greater choice and flexibility.
Qatar Airways passengers in Economy Class will now enjoy even greater meal choice as well as larger appetisers, main courses and desserts. Our new Economy Class experience revealed here in Berlin this week proves our commitment to offering the very finest experience to all of our passengers, no matter what class they are travelling in. We thank the many guests who visited our stand in Berlin, and we look forward to welcoming all passengers on board.’
A ‘Greener’ Qatar Airways Class
Qatar Airways’ new Economy Class proposition sees a significant increase in rotable, recyclable and biodegradable products and reduction in single-use plastic. Economy Class passengers will also be able to enjoy improved connectivity, including up to 10 times faster broadband, as well as more than 4,000 entertainment options on Oryx One in-flight entertainment system.
The unveiling of Qatar Airways’ new Economy Class experience was also witnessed by special guests, FC Bayern München stars Corentin Tolisso and Lothar Matthäus. Last year, Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with FC Bayern München, making them the Official Airline Partner of the popular football club until June 2023.
ITB Berlin 2019 showcased a range of travel exhibitors from more than 180 countries and five continents, providing over 160,000 visitors with the latest information on new products, services and facilities in the tourism industry.