Qatar Airways prepares fleet for Paris Air Show 2015
Qatar Airways is preparing to showcase the newest and best of its fleet with a display of five aircraft at the 2015 Paris Air Show, which takes place next month at Le Bourget in Paris.
The planes include the Airbus A380 and A350 XWB, both of which entered service for the airline recently, with Qatar Airways receiving the A350 as Global Launch Customer.
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “The five aircraft that will be on display at this year’s Paris Air Show symbolise the dynamic growth of our airline and our constant focus on world-class quality.
“Not only will we be showcasing our A350 XWB for which we are the Global Launch Customer, but we will also have four other benchmark-setting aircraft this year, showcasing Qatar Airways’ five-star hospitality.”
The A350 XWB, which entered service in January and now flies double-daily to Frankfurt and daily to Munich from October this year, is also being rolled out across three daily services to Singapore this summer, and will prove popular with aviation enthusiasts visiting the show, as Qatar Airways remains the only airline in the world flying this next generation aircraft.
The 517-seat A380 superjumbo comprising of First, Business and Economy Class over two decks, is the largest passenger jet in the world, and currently flies to Bangkok, Paris and London from Doha in the State of Qatar.
The new First Class A380 seat features a 90-inch seat pitch, transforms into a fully flat bed and has up to 2,000 entertainment options displayed on individual 26-inch television screens.
Overall, Qatar Airways will have on display at the Paris Air Show an Airbus A380, A350, A320, A319 and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.