Qatar Airways has expanded its operations in Nigeria by boosting the number of flights to daily services and upgrading aircraft on the Doha - Lagos route to three-class Airbus A340-600s.
The new daily service replaces the two-class Airbus A330-200s on the route. The state-of-the-art A340-600s feature eight First Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, together with First Class lounges for premium passengers to relax and unwind.In addition, there are 42 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 seat layout, together with 216 Economy Class seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. With a fuselage length of 75 metres, the A340 is the world’s longest passenger jet, a full three metres longer than the Airbus A380 superjumbo.
By increasing capacity from five-flights-a-week to daily, the extra services on the route will provide passengers with more choice and increased connectivity to a number of key business and leisure destinations via the airline’s Doha hub to Qatar Airways’ extensive route network across Europe, Middle East, South Asia, Far East and North America.
The three-class configured A340 aircraft also offer passengers with an enhanced in-flight experience. For the first time on the Lagos route, passengers will have the choice of flying in Qatar Airways’ First Class premium seats converting into fully flat 180 degree beds every day of the week.
Cargo capacity on the Airbus A340-600 offers an additional 40% more capacity over the previously used A330-200s operating the route.