Qatar Airways has unveiled the business class suite designed for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft.
The aircraft’s inaugural service took place on 25 June between Doha and Milan, which will be followed by routes to Athens, Barcelona, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur and Madrid.
The 787-9 aircraft has a total passenger capacity of 311 seats with 30 Business Class Suites and 281 seats in Economy Class.
Arranged in a 1-2-1 herringbone configuration, each Adient Ascent business class suite has direct aisle access with a sliding door to ensure more privacy and comfort. Passengers seated in adjoining centre suites can slide the privacy panels to create an enclosed private space.
The business class suite transforms into a 79-inch fully-flat bed, offering elevated levels of comfort on board.
The seats, produced by Recaro, are equipped with a 13-inch Panasonic IFE touch screen in addition to a personal electronic device holder for both mobile and iPad devices. They also feature a rotatable armrest that can be completely stowed away to the backrest, providing a more comfortable and spacious experience.
Passengers can also enjoy a full dining experience onboard, which includes a wide selection of international cuisine, food and beverages, as well as healthy vegan meal options that are a part of Qatar Airways’ à la carte dine-on-demand menu.
The Boeing 787-9 is the latest member of the Boeing aircraft in Qatar Airways’ fleet. As the Middle East launch customer for the Boeing 787, the airline has continued to fly its fleet of 30 787-8s throughout the COVID-19 pandemic due to its strong fuel efficiency and excellent reliability record. Qatar Airways’ investment in the 787-9 forms part of its commitment to sustainability and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al-Baker said: “In line with our commitment to offering our passengers an unparalleled travel experience, we are pleased to introduce this much-anticipated Business Class Suite on Qatar Airways’ newest wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 which will debut onto a number of key routes within our network.
“The new Business Class Suite sets yet another industry standard with a uniquely private experience for premium passengers travelling with us, which is becoming increasingly valuable during this pandemic, while showcasing Qatar Airways’ 5-star standards of excellence and Qatari hospitality that are quintessential on all of our flights.
“Our passengers deserve the best and I am confident that they will appreciate the larger Dreamliner variant for its unmatched comfort in the sky. Passengers can rest assured that its responsible impact on the environment fully aligns with our ambition to achieve the highest levels of sustainability.”