Qatar Airways to Showcase State-of-the-Art aircrafts at UK Airshow
Qatar Airways announced that six of its state-of-the-art aircrafts will be on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, taking place from 16 to 22 July in Hampshire, United Kingdom.
The airline will showcase its ultra-modern A350-1000 and B777, both equipped with the luxurious Qsuite Business Class seat. Unveiled last year, Qsuite features the first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as sliding panels that transform the space into a shared area customisable for groups of two, three or four, allowing passengers to create their in-flight experience to meet their specific needs.
Qatar Airways will also display the Air Italy Boeing 737 Max 8 – the first aircraft to feature the recently rebranded airline’s striking new livery. The new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft offers modern and spacious cabins, superior operating economics as well as greater fuel efficiency. The aircraft was unveiled in Seattle and delivered to Milan on its inaugural flight.
Qatar Airways Cargo Division Joining for the First Time
The airline’s cargo division will also publicly display one of its freighter aircraft for the first time. The Boeing 747-8 freighter gives cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance.
It is optimised to provide greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the Boeing 747-400, offering 16% more cargo volume while keeping its unique nose door. The Boeing 747-8 freighter is also a popular choice of charter aircraft especially for oversized cargo. Qatar Airways Cargo is the world’s leading international cargo carrier, serving more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide, with many recent additions to its freighter network, including Pittsburgh, Phnom Penh and Yangon.
The fifth aircraft to be displayed at the airshow will be the Qatar Executive Gulfstream G500 jet. Qatar Executive, which provides VVIP charter on-demand-services to an elite clientele, continues to grow its global reach, serving worldwide destinations from New York to Shanghai. To support its ambitious expansion plans, Qatar Executive continues to increase the size of its fleet, and plans to take delivery of up to 25 additional aircraft between now and 2022, a combination of G500, G600 and G650ER jets.
The sixth and final aircraft to be displayed is the JetSuiteX Embraer 135 jet. The luxuriously reconfigured Embraer 135 offers 30 comfortable Business Class style seats, the ideal solution for group charters.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said that the six aircraft on display at Farnborough, are the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies today. He said they look forward to welcoming visitors to Farnborough to experience them first hand.
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