Qatar pulls the plug on all-business-class A319 flights to London
ATP- Arab tourism portal- Qatar Airways will wind up its exclusive all-business-class Airbus A319 flights from Doha to London in October, in favour of the larger Boeing 787 Dreamliner that offers travellers both business class and economy.
The Gulf airline had previously earmarked suspension of the ‘Business One’ service as a temporary measure, but a spokesman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the 40 seat jet (below) will permanently exit the route on October 24.Adam Radwanski, Qatar Airways’ Country Manager for Australasia, noted that the Boeing 787 "will increase our daily capacity to and from London, which remains one of our most popular routes.
"Radwanski also noted that "Qatar Airways will continue to operate six daily flights between our Doha hub and London", two of which feature the airline’s Airbus A380 superjumbo.
The Doha-Heathrow Dreamliner takes wing from October 25 on QR15 to London and then QR16 on the overnight return.
(That schedule sees travel time from Doha to London reduced by 1hr 15m, although the journey back from London will be 30 minutes slower than at present.)