Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new daily all premium Business Class service from its hub in Doha to London Heathrow.
The new service will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, commencing on May 15th 2014, with an Airbus A319 aircraft fitted with an all Business Class, single aisle, 2–2 seating configuration offering 40 seats.
Qatar Airways currently operates five daily flights to London Heathrow and the additional sixth all Business Class daily service marks the start of an exciting new era for travellers to and from the UK, who can experience complete comfort and privacy with the airline’s award-winning five-star hospitality.
The new additional flight will step up the frequency on the Doha – London Heathrow route from 35 to 42 weekly services.
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Today’s announcement reaffirms Qatar Airways’ determination to continue its expansion drive by improving an already superior in-flight product.
“The airline goes to great lengths to consider passenger convenience and comfort at every step of their journey.
“The Doha–London Heathrow route is one of Qatar Airways’ most popular international routes and it was only fitting that we introduce an all Business Class service on this key route, where customers will also be able to benefit from our new Qatar Airways premium lounge in London Heathrow’s terminal four, and of course the Premium Terminal in Doha.”
Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.
Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 129 aircraft flying to 134 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.